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150 years of the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: On the state of public health 2008

  • Document type:
    Annual report
  • Author:
    Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer
  • Published date:
    16 March 2009
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The Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2008 draws attention to major health challenges requiring immediate action, and details progress made in key areas identified in previous annual reports.

The report calls for a new focus on 'passive drinking', and that it should be taken seriously. It also draws attention to the quality of advice and support given to men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Additionally, it highlights the extent of chronic pain, antimicrobial resistance and the use of simulation to prepare doctors for the real world.

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The Chief Medical Officer introduces the main themes of the report:

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