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

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


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 Sub-Group on Public Health Threat Assessment: terms of reference

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Subgroup on Public Health Threat Assessment: seasonal Influenza vaccination programme proposal

Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Subgroup on Public Health Threat Assessment: preparing for a winter emergency report

Minutes 

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

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