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Health secretary Matt Hancock says update shows "the government's plan is working"
Comments come as PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings self-isolates after developing symptoms
Whitty says 'social cost' of measures like school closures means government will wait until the “last possible point” to implement them
Chris Whitty says NHS has to prepare for 2% mortality rate but reality could be much less
Civil service chief executive John Manzoni and Treasury solicitor Jonathan Jones also among those receiving awards
As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories
Commons leader compared neurologist David Nicholl to anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield after no-deal warnings
As she steps down after nearly a decade as the nation’s doctor, Davies talks to Beckie Smith about the delicate balance of influence and power, dealing with the tabloid press and why altruism matters in public health.
Public health professor has been a chief scientific adviser to government departments for a decade
The successful candidate must be medically qualified, with a “considerable national profile” DHSC insists
Davies, who set up the National Institute for Health Research and has driven efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance, will step down in September