The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s first annual epidemiology and surveillance report offers a comprehensive review of England’s public health.
A major feature of this report (volume one) is the use of cartograms to emphasise geographical differences. Cartograms aid visualisation by displaying data in the form of maps of England in which the size of a particular area is adjusted to reflect the size of its population and rates of mortality, morbidity and/or wellbeing.
This massive report is divided into chapters for more convenient access to specific sections of the report.
- Contents and Introduction.
- Chapter 1. (Demography).
- Chapter 2a. (Mortality, Morbidity and Wellbeing: Communicable Diseases mostly).
- Chapter 2b. (Mortality, Morbidity and Wellbeing: Cancers).
- Chapter 2c. (Mortality, Morbidity and Wellbeing: Including Mental Health, Dementia Long-Term Conditions and Much More).
- Chapter 3. (Risk Factors).
- Chapter 4. (Social Determinants of Health).
- Chapter 5. (Healthcare)
- Chapter 6. (Postscript: Public Health Research NIHR).
The second volume of the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report was published in March 2013. Volume Two covers infections and infectious diseases.
Professor Dame Sally Davies (2012). Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer: Volume One, 2011. On the State of the Public’s Health. London: Department of Health, November 2012.
There is also a Department of Health webpage general overview with a video.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].