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CMO Update

The Department of Health has published the winter issue of the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) Update (PDF).

This issue covers many topics including:

  • A New Vision for the NHS - discussion of the report into the NHS compiled by Lord Darzi
  • Alcohol related harm - summary of a recent public health report into alcohol consumption and harm
  • Tackling TB - sign post to a commissioning framework for specialist tuberculosis centres and to raise awareness of TB among the public and healthcare professionals
  • Hand hygiene - announcing the extension of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) campaign to improve hand hygiene to combat healthcare-associated infection
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - raising awareness among healthcare professionals and sign post information compiled by the Health Protection Agency

Action: Clinicians will find some useful content in this issue of the CMO Update. Readers can opt to be notified by e-mail when future issues are published.

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