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Public Health & Clinical Quality

Public Health & Clinical Quality covers three main areas: health protection, health promotion and clinical quality. Reducing health inequalities is an important strand of this work.

For more information on public health, and an overview of the public health system in England, please visit the Chief Medical Officer's feature on Public Health.
CMO's Public Health in England feature >

Chief Medical Officer

Image of the Chief Medical OfficerThe Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is head of Public Health & Clinical Quality. Visit the Chief Medical Officer's homepage for information on key public health issues and to access the CMO's reports and publications.


Work Areas

The following links provide further information on some of the key work areas in Public Health & Clinical Quality.

Activity Co-ordination Team (ACT)
Air Pollution
Antenatal Screening
Antimicrobial Resistance
Assisted Conception
Breastfeeding - see Infant feeding
Clinical Governance
Communicable Diseases and Blood Services
Controls Assurance
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Drugs & Substance Misuse
Emergency Preparedness Division
Five-a-day (nutrition)
Food and Health Action Plan
Health Inequalities
Hepatitis C
Healthcare Associated Infection
Infant feeding
International health
Landfill sites
Local Exercise Action Pilots (LEAP)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR)
Mobile Phone Research
Noise pollution
Organ Retention (human organs and tissue)
Patient Safety
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Sexual Health and HIV
Smoking - see Tobacco
Stem Cell Research
Substance misuse
Voluntary register for public health specialists
Welfare Food Scheme

Advisory committees

A number of independent advisory committees provide advice to the Department of Health. The Non-Departmental Public Bodies page provides a list of these committees with access to their Web pages.

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