In this report, the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, looks at some of the big issues she identified in her last surveillance report. She has invited experts to examine these issues in detail and explore them further.
One of the highlights of the report is:
- There is very little good, national data on blindness and deafness, but it is important to have this because so many people are affected, and often live for many years with these conditions.
Of particular interest is Chapter 4, Sensory Impairment, which can be found on page 47 of the Report. In this Chapter the author, Professor Adrian Davis, has looked at GP patient survey data to find out more about deafness and blindness.
Chief Medical Officer Report (pdf)