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Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: better health within reach

The report concludes that there are reasons to be optimistic but that greater effort to improve the health environment is required – it should be easier to take the healthy option.

There are 4 main sections in the report, discussing:

  • health as the nation’s primary asset
  • the health environment we live in and build together
  • using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone
  • effective planning for the future

Professor Dame Sally Davies’s report is independent of government and is aimed at government, regulators, policy-makers and healthcare professionals. Each recommendation is targeted at specific organisations. The report has been developed with the help of expert academic input.