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Coronavirus – UK agreement to reduce the alert level

This is an update from the Chief Medical Officers on reducing the alert level in the UK.This is separate from reducing lockdown restrictions. Scotland moved into Phase 2 from today as we reported yesterday.The...

Chief Medical Officer resigns

Following a terse strange media briefing earlier, Dr Catherine Calderwood, the Chief Medical Officer has resigned from the Scottish Government. Dr Calderwood, who earlier offered an apology for failing to properly follow the guidelines on...

Coronavirus – messages from today’s update

There are 197 patients with coronavirus in Intensive Care Units in Scotland, and 220 patients have already died. This is an increase of 2 since yesterday, but the First Minister cautioned against a straightforward...

Chief Medical Officer apologises – but opposition parties call for resignation

The Scottish Sun yesterday revealed that Dr Catherine Calderwood, the Chief Medical Officer, had been spotted visiting her second home in Fife.She was accompanied by her husband and children during an overnight stay in...

Eligible adults urged to get free flu vaccination

Scottish Government advises that 'Free vaccine is best form of protection.'The Health Secretary and Chief Medical Officer are joining together to urge all eligible adults to take up the offer of the free flu...

Chief Medical Officer gives advice on physical activity during pregnancy

The UK's chief medical officers released new advice on physical activity for expectant mothers, believed to be the first of its kind in the world last week.The new recommendations aim to reduce issues such...


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