Posts Tagged ‘CMO’

Treat mental health more like physical health

Mental health services need to have parity with physical health, and its delivery must be supported by waiting time targets and greater funding protection,...

Improving child health in the UK: all the recommendations

The CMO has released a report on child health in the UK suggesting a more preventative approach could save money and improve outcomes. Here are the recomm...

Allow consultants to work for good of wider NHS

The royal colleges have welcomed the GMC’s and the government's joint letter to all NHS employers urging them to allow doctors to participate in statutor...

Former CMO named as WHO patient safety envoy

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson has been appointed as WHO Envoy for Patient Safety. In this role, Sir Liam, who served as England's Chief Medical Officer bet...

16th Chief Medical Officer of England a woman

Professor Dame Sally Davies has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for England, the first woman to hold the post. Dame Sally, who has been interim CMO s...

Remedy loses battle to call CMO to account

Doctors working as government or senior medical managers cannot be held to account by GMC for their actions, the High Court has ruled. The judgement was m...

What is Prof Sir Liam Donaldson’s legacy as CMO?

It’s the Chief Medical Officer for England’s last week in office. Prof Dame Sally Davies is primed to act as interim CMO after Prof Sir Liam Donaldson...

CMO’s view of 2009: swine flu, alcohol pricing and quality

Prof Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England, stands down this week. He’s been in post for 12 years, during the same period as the Labo...

Rare diseases pose medico-legal risk

The diagnosis and referral of rare diseases pose a significant medico-legal risk for all doctors, a defence body has warned. The MDDUS warns that doctors ...

England’s Chief Medical Officer to step down in May

Sir Liam Donaldson, England's chief medical officer (CMO), is to retire in May. Sir Liam took up the role in 1998 and is the 15th person to hold the pos...

Swine flu could kill 65,000, says CMO

Up to 65,000 people could die from swine flu in the UK in a worst case scenario set out by the chief medical officer as the government launched a national ...