Public health

Antimicrobial resistance poses ‘catastrophic threat’, says Chief Medical Officer

Global action is needed to tackle the catastrophic threat of antimicrobial resistance, which in 20 years could see any one of us dying following minor surgery, England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies said today. The stark warning comes … Read more → – Antimicrobial resistance poses ‘catastrophic threat’, says Chief Medical Officer

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Doctors’ role in addressing illicit drug use highlighted

The BMA Board of Science published Drugs of dependence: the role of medical professionals in January 2013. The report describes the role that doctors can play both clinically and in informing wider drug policy.

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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 used medicine in horses. It is also prescribed to some … Read more → – Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

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Dementia Action Alliance: hospitals commit to improve dementia care

Fifty-five acute hospital trusts have signed up to the Dementia Action Alliance’s (DAA) latest call to action to improve care for people with dementia. Health Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, made the announcement at the Dementia Action Alliance Annual Event … Read more → – Dementia Action Alliance: hospitals commit to improve dementia care

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Public Health Outcomes Framework gets technical refresh

The technical refresh of the ‘Public Health Outcomes Framework’, published in November 2012, is the fulfilment of the promise to continue improving the range and quality of information in the framework. Working with Public Health Observatories, local authorities and the … Read more → – Public Health Outcomes Framework gets technical refresh

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