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On the State of Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2007

  • Document type:
    Annual report
  • Author:
    Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer
  • Published date:
    14 July 2008
  • Primary audience:
    Health and social care professionals, Public health
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The Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2007 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 teenage health, and urges health services to take better account of the specific health needs of young people. It also draws attention to the nature of risks inherent in surgery and that more attention should be given to reducing errors in surgery. Additionally, it highlights the rising levels of oesophageal cancer, the importance of vaccination in improving public health and the issue of racism in medicine.


  • On the State of Public Health
  • Progress Check
  • Under Their Skins: Tackling the health of the teenage nation
  • While You Were Sleeping: Making surgery safer
  • Jenner’s Legacy: Creating vaccines for the future
  • A Pathological Concern: Understanding the rise in oesophageal cancer
  • On Equal Terms: Achieving racial equality in medicine
  • The Regions: Health problems and initiatives
  • References

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