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Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Public Health Threat Assessment

Published: 23 Jul 2020

Group to provide advice and guidance to the Chief Medical Officer and Scottish Ministers on risks to public health.

Published:
23 Jul 2020
Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Public Health Threat Assessment

Overview

The Public Health Threat Assessment subgroup of the COVID-19 Advisory Group is a time limited expert group chaired by Professor Sir Harry Burns. It will provide advice to the Chief Medical Officer and to Scottish Ministers by:

  • determining the likelihood and impact of significant and concurrent clinical risks to public health that may occur during the next 12 months
  • identifying data that will be critical to signalling in advance this emerging risk and also monitoring the response of the health and social care system in addressing these
  • identifying and describing high value and evidence-based interventions that healthcare systems can begin to plan and make contingency for should these threats arise

The Group will meet once a week for 60 minutes virtually. Minutes are published below. It is expected that it will be short-life in nature.

Members are operational and academic public health experts from across Scotland who can be supplemented with relevant expertise to fulfil the intended function of the group.

Members

  • Professor Sir Harry Burns (Chair)
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Senior Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Dr Andrew Buist, BMA Scotland
  • Dr Claire Cameron, Public Health Scotland
  • Dr Linda de Castecker, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Dr David Connell, NHS Tayside
  • Dr Martin Connor, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dr Andrew Cowie, BMA Scotland
  • Lillian Cringles, Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Dr Monica Doyle, NHS Tayside
  • Dr Julia Egan, Glasgow City HSCP
  • Dr Noha El Sakka, NHS Grampian
  • Professor Tom Evans, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Graham Foster, NHS Forth Valley
  • Alastair Leckie, NHS Lothian
  • Joanna MacDonald, Argyll & Bute HSCP
  • Dr Rory MacKenzie, Chair of the Scottish Critical Care Delivery Group 
  • Lisa McCann, Fife Council
  • Dr Margaret McGuire, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Dr Jim McMenamin, Public Health Scotland
  • Dona Milne, NHS Fife 
  • Dr Kerri Neylon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Professor Jacqui Reilly, Glasgow Caledonian University and NHS National Services Scotland
  • Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie, University of Aberdeen
  • Dr Joy Tomlinson, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Susan Webb, NHS Grampian & NHS Shetland  
  • Director of Planning, NHS Scotland
  • Chief Social Work Adviser, Scottish Government
  • Interim Head of Vaccinations, Scottish Government
  • Interim Deputy Director, Primary Care, Scottish Government
  • Unscheduled Care Director, Scottish Government

Documents 

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Subgroup on Public Health Threat Assessment minutes: 12 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Subgroup on Public Health Threat Assessment minutes: 4 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Subgroup on Public Health Threat Assessment minutes: 29 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Public Health Threat Assessment minutes: 22 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Public Health Threat Assessment minutes: 16 July 2020