Chief Medical Officer (CMO): annual reports

The CMO publishes independent reports and presents them to the government.

In their annual report, the CMO presents information or ‘surveillance’ about the health of England’s population to the government.

The CMO may give recommendations to government, and individual organisations, to make improvements to the public health system.

These reports were written by former CMO Professor Dame Sally Davies. Future annual reports from current CMO Professor Chris Whitty will be added to this page.


Published 25 October 2017
Last updated 22 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Chief Medical Officer annual report 2019: partnering for progress'.

  2. The 2018 annual report has been added.

  3. The 2017 annual report has been added.

  4. First published.