Chief Medical Officer's annual report
Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael McBride, highlights some of the biggest public health issues facing Northern Ireland in his annual report. Some of the main themes in the report include emergency life support, alcohol misuse, drugs, smoking and obesity.
Download the report
The full report can be downloaded from the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety website:
Look after your health
The report encourages you to take responsibility for your own health by watching what you eat, taking regular exercise, reducing your alcohol intake and if you smoke – stop. nidirect has lots of helpful information on staying healthy:
- Sensible drinking
- Eat well
- Healthy weight
- What to do if you're in crisis or despair
- Mental health
An important message in the report is for all pregnant women to get the whooping cough vaccination when it is offered to them.
Dr McBride says in his report that breastfeeding benefits both mother and baby.
The CMO says there are several health risks associated with flooding. Information on what to do if a flood happens can be found at the following page: