UK’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance will stand down next yearBMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1968 (Published 05 August 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1968
- Elisabeth Mahase
- 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. …