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CMO Update 33

A communication to all doctors from the Chief Medical Officer (May 2002)

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    9 February 2007
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    CMO Update 33

CMO's Update is a newsletter sent by the Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health to all doctors in England. It will incorporate some topics that might otherwise have required an individual letter, progress reports on earlier letters, and other information from the Department of Health that should be of interest to practising doctors.


  • Combating infectious disease: a new health protection agency
  • Support from primary care staff results in highest uptake of influenza immunisation
  • Improving working lives for doctors - flexible working opportunities
  • National patient safety agency: a new system for learning
  • Controlling food poisoning in the UK: food hygiene campaign
  • Homeopathy awareness campaign
  • Changes to the labelling of vinca alkaloids
  • Safe sedation practice - guidance available
  • CDO Digest - new publication for all dentists
  • Retention and use of human tissue and organs: consultation imminent
  • Challenging the stigma of mental illness
  • Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths 1997-99
  • Hormone replacement therapy - product information update
  • Consultation on Diabetes National Standards Framework
  • Availability of loratadine
  • New diagnostic and advisory service for rare neuromuscular services
  • Safety of patients with cochlear implants attending A&E departments

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