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Patrick Vallance aims to address "misconceptions" about science advice
Covid-19 strategy aims to reduce the peak of the outbreak, “not to suppress it completely", Patrick Vallance says
Sir Patrick Vallance also said he wanted half of all fast streamers to have science backgrounds
Patrick Vallance says new Whitehall role is ‘like being 13 again and being interested in science’
Chief scientific advisers provide vital expertise to help departments make informed policy decisions – not least during national emergencies. But to be effective, they must also be experts in the workings of Whitehall. Beckie Smith spoke to CSAs past and present to discover how they combine these distinctive skills.
The government chief scientific adviser reflects on his career to date and strengthening how science and policy work together in the civil service
Dr Patrick Vallance takes up post after appointment last November