New agency will focus on preparing and protecting UK from future pandemics

@article{Odowd2021NewAW,
  title={New agency will focus on preparing and protecting UK from future pandemics},
  author={Adrian O'dowd},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2021},
  volume={372}
}
  • A. O'dowd
  • Published 24 March 2021
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • BMJ
Harries, who will leave her role as deputy chief medical officer to become UKHSA chief executive, said, “The pandemic has put the UK’s health security capabilities in sharp focus and the UKHSA will change the way we approach health protection The government said that PHE’s interim chief executive, Michael Brodie, would remain in post to lead delivery of PHE’s health improvement and healthcare public health functions and support the transition Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS… 
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