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The monthly Medical Directors’ Bulletin, with many in-depth articles and interviews, together with a summary of the news, is still also available to download as a hard copy, if you prefer.

Healthwatch England launches

Healthwatch England, the new national, statutory consumer champion for health and social care in England, is launched today. Find out more on the Department of Health website Find out more about Healthwatch England

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Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

Pregnant women are to be offered whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in an effort to combat the rise of cases and deaths in young infants. Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures for England and Wales show that in the first eight months … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

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Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

A new respiratory illness, similar to 2002’s globally spread Sars virus, has been identified in a man being treated in Britain. The 49-year-old was transferred to a London hospital by air ambulance from Qatar and is the second confirmed case … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

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Review of Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions – additional information sought

The Department of Health (DH) is conducting a review, led by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, of how the cosmetic intervention industry is regulated. As part of the review, DH is trying to understand to what extent the … Read more → – Review of Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions – additional information sought

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Medical Directors’ Bulletin: issue 126, September 2012

In the September 2012 edition of the Medical Directors’ Bulletin we profile Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s three new NHS Commissioning Board domain directors. The Bulletin also contains the normal mix of new publications, resources, news, consultations and events. New NHS … Read more → – Medical Directors’ Bulletin: issue 126, September 2012

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