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On the state of public health: Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2009

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    15 March 2010
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The Chief Medical Officer today published his annual report 2009. The report draws attention to major health challenges requiring immediate action and details progress made in key areas identified in previous annual reports. The annual report addresses the benefits of physical activity,  preparation for cold weather to reduce health risks, treatment for rare diseases, grandparenting and health, and the link between climate change and health.

A report summarising Sir Liam’s work during his time as Chief Medical Officer has also been published today, in electronic form. Advancing health: Examples of the work of the Chief Medical Officer for England, 1998 - 2010 gives an overview of the Chief Medical Officer's role and describes some of the advances that have been made during Sir Liam's term in office.

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