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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England presents his 2023 Annual Report: Health in an Ageing Society


New date & time now confirmed:

Date: Friday September 20th

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 (Streatham Campus - University of Exeter)  

This is predominantly an in-person event, for impactful interaction, but it will be possible to join the event remotely via Zoom.

Professor Chris Whitty

Read the report: Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2023 – Health in an Ageing Society: Executive summary and recommendations (

This insightful and timely report clearly addresses the challenges being faced in communities across the Southwest of England.  In a very approachable way, Professor Whitty’s report speaks directly to the public, policy makers, researchers, and the medical profession.

He refers frequently to the peripheral, coastal and rural regions of England where he says the NHS, social care, central and local government must start planning more systematically to meet ‘the inexorable rise of multi-morbidity’. Primary and secondary prevention, delaying ill-health, increasing data collection on the health needs of older adults, are all cited, alongside recommendations for research for scientists and funders. 

Please join colleagues from a range of regional public sector, community, and NHS organisations to hear from the Chief Medical Officer and then, led by a panel of academic, medical and local authority experts, contribute to a lively, discussion around how as a region we can tackle an issue at the heart of our culture, improving outcomes across the Southwest. 

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A registration fee of £10 will be requested to secure a place, but University of Exeter staff and students registered at the University of Exeter or Plymouth may attend at no cost. 

Meet the Panel 



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