Tagged: Chief Medical Officer

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

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 of Health and the Food Standards Agency. The department is … Read more → – Advice on preparation of formula milks restated

Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to modern health and we face a future without cures for infection if antibiotics are not used responsibly, the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies is warning today in the lead … Read more → – Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Renewed push for flu vaccination announced as part of winter planning

The Health Secretary has announced a targeted campaign to increase uptake of flu vaccine amongst people in clinical risk groups as part of a package of measures to help keep people well this winter. As well as the Cold Weather … Read more → – Renewed push for flu vaccination announced as part of winter planning

CMO announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

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