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UK’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance will stand down next year

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1968 (Published 05 August 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1968
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Patrick Vallance has announced that he will step down as the UK government’s chief scientific adviser in April 2023 after five years in the post.

Vallance—who became a household name during the covid-19 pandemic, regularly appearing alongside the prime minister, Boris Johnson, during televised briefings—started out as a consultant physician in the NHS. …

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