Robert Dingwall appointed to DHSC New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG)

By | 17th October 2018

Robert Dingwall has been appointed as a social science member of the DHSC New and Emerging Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG)

NERVTAG is an Advisory Group to provide the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and, through the CMO, Ministers, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and other Government departments, with scientific risk assessment and mitigation advice on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory virus threats and on options for their management.
The committee draws on the expertise of scientists and health care professionals, including clinicians, microbiologists and public health practitioners, and colleagues in related disciplines, including social and behavioural sciences.

The scope of the group includes new and emerging respiratory virus threats to human health including strains of influenza virus (regardless of origin), and other respiratory viruses with potential to cause epidemic or pandemic illness, or severe illness in a smaller number of cases.

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