England on target to meet health gains set out in Our Healthier Nation

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 09 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2029
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    England is well on the way to meet the targets to reduce deaths from cancer and heart disease set by the government in 1999, latest statistics show. The only target that looks unattainable is that to reduce deaths from accidents.

    The 2010 targets to reduce deaths in the four areas of health and to reduce inequalities in deaths from cancer and circulatory diseases from 1995-7 were set out in the 1999 government white paper …

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