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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
Freight service will transport medical supplies with short shelf lives like radioisotopes and human organs
Government won't fly in medicines in first batch of contracts awarded through £300m post-Brexit framework
Watchdog says disruption cannot be ruled out despite health secretary Matt Hancock's guarantee
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.
Providers told supplies could take up to five days to deliver – up from three days set out in February guidance
Government rethinks approach after DfT's attempt to secure freight capacity for first Brexit deadline 'cost £85m'
Lidington pledges government will only pay for capacity it uses after £50m payout to scrap no-deal ferry contracts
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
With the end of 2018 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2019 – and tell us who would turn on their town’s Christmas lights.
The department's slow response to a price hike last year was "doubly worrying in the context of uncertainty over supply chains after Brexit", committee chair Meg Hillier said
DExEU warning of food shortages within a fortnight if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on future status revealed
With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up...
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs' round-up series...
As the government’s most senior medical adviser, it’s Dame Sally Davies’ job to stand up for hard evidence and grapple with some of the country’s biggest health challenges. Matt Foster meets her
This week’s interviewee is a biomedical technician looking after ward-based medical equipment in an urban area hospital.
As councils take control of public health budgets and staff, the government’s chief medical officer Sally Davies tells Matt Ross why the reforms should enable all kinds of public officials to help take the pressure off the NHS