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Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Regarding bute in horsemeat, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said: “Horsemeat containing phenylbutazone presents a very low risk to human health. “Phenylbutazone, known as bute, is a commonly … Read more → – Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Horsemeat in UK food chain: statement from Chief Medical Officer

In light of the ongoing issue of horsemeat in the UK food chain, the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, said: “We are working closely with FSA and Defra to … Read more → – Horsemeat in UK food chain: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Importance of finger prick tests in managing type 1 diabetes highlighted

Healthcare professionals are being reminded of the importance of finger prick glucose testing for people living with type 1 diabetes. The following points are being highlighted: the requirements placed upon … Read more → – Importance of finger prick tests in managing type 1 diabetes highlighted

Report on the care of suspected internal drug traffickers published

An independent report giving clinical advice on the medical care of suspected internal drug traffickers (SIDTs) has been published today. The Chief Medical Officer commissioned an expert group to produce … Read more → – Report on the care of suspected internal drug traffickers published

Advice on preparation of formula milks restated

The Chief Medical Officer and the Director for Public Health Nursing are today restating longstanding advice about the best practice when preparing formula milks, as set out by the Department … Read more → – Advice on preparation of formula milks restated

New vision for district nursing published

A new vision and service model for district nursing has been published today. This vision builds on ‘Compassion in Practice’, the national vision for nurses midwives and care staff. It … Read more → – New vision for district nursing published

Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum final event

Health minister Dr Dan Poulter and Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies attended a reception this week with members of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, to … Read more → – Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum final event