Chief Professional Officers

Tobacco displays in supermarkets to be removed by 6 April

Large shops will no longer be able to display tobacco products to the public from 6 April 2012 – there are just 100 days to go before removal of all … Read more → – Tobacco displays in supermarkets to be removed by 6 April

Message from Chief Medical Officer about breast implants

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is not recommending routine removal of the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) silicone gel breast implants. There is no evidence of any disproportionate … Read more → – Message from Chief Medical Officer about breast implants

Children and Young People’s Mental Health – recent developments

This letter issued jointly by Prof Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer); Dame Christine Beasley (Chief Nursing Officer); Dr Keith Ridge (Chief Pharmaceutical Officer) and Prof Sir Bruce Keogh (NHS … Read more → – Children and Young People’s Mental Health – recent developments

Consultation on HIV positive healthcare workers launched

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A consultation into relaxing the restrictions placed on the work that can be undertaken by HIV positive healthcare workers was launched today. This follows a review by a group of … Read more → – Consultation on HIV positive healthcare workers launched

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

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To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week today, the Chief Medical Officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical … Read more → – Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

A nationwide information service to help keep everyone safe and well this winter was launched today by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. The online hub will provide … Read more → – Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

Remember to get your flu jab

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is reminding everyone in an at-risk group to come forward and join the estimated seven million people who have already had the … Read more → – Remember to get your flu jab