On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2005

Scope and Content

Health issues covered in this report include;

  • Progress on previous years' recommendations;

  • The need to reduce variation in the provision of specific health services to deliver effective treatment equitably;

  • Parallels between aviation safety and patient safety;

  • Early recognition of warning signs to prevent kernicterus;

  • Protecting public health budgets to sustain the health service;

  • And preparing for the next flu pandemic.

Also included is a regional focus on some local problems, trends and initiatives across England.

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