England’s chief medical officer is calling on more to be done to reduce air pollution

Dame Sally Davies says pollution must be seen as a public health issue and not just an environmental concern.

The Chief Medical Officer’s annual report for 2017 presents evidence and debate around:

  • pollution caused by healthcare
  • pollution and health inequalities
  • new pollution issues
  • measurement and communication of risks

The Chief Medical Officer makes recommendations to government, the NHS, Public Health England and other agencies for action to improve the health system’s response to all types of pollution.

Find out more and download the report.