Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: better health within reach
09 January 2019
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.