– Professor Dame Sally Davies
I have done a comprehensive analysis of the state of the country's health, and found some areas where we are doing really well and others where there is still a lot of improvement needed.
I was struck by the data on liver disease particularly. This is the only major cause of preventable death that is on the increase in England that is generally falling in other comparable European nations. We must act to change this.
Drinking and obesity are being blamed for the number of people suffering from liver disease in England rising while it is falling in other European countries.