Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson has published his annual report for 2006.

On the State of Public Health calls for action in five key areas: improving hand hygiene in hospitals; tackling the present crisis in organ shortages; reducing the risk of radiation overdoses; conducting more research into why 500 babies die each year despite starting the process of birth apparently healthy; taking steps to increase the number of women in senior positions in medicine.

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