Item LD/3/2/4/3 - On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2004

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On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2004


  • 19 Jul 2005 (Creation)

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Health issues covered in this report include;

Progress on previous years' recommendations;

The undermining of price increases of tobacco (to reduce consumption) through smuggling;

Greater action and consistent standards of care on chronic obstructive pulomnary airways disease (COPD);

The posibilities for improving health through influencing food purchasing and procurement policies of public bodies;

An increase in occurences of gastroschisis in babies;

And concern over slow compliance of patient safety alerts in the NHS.

Also included is a regional focus on some local problems, trends and initiatives across England.

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