Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is stepping down as deputy chief physician in England
Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is leaving one of the government’s top scientific advisors, the health minister confirmed today.
The deputy chief physician of England, who has become a kind of term, will leave his post at the end of March.
He will then take on a role in the medical departments of the University of Nottingham.
Health Minister Sajid Javid said he was “hugely grateful” for the crucial role Sir Jonathan played during the pandemic and that he was “honored” to work with him.
It comes as a result of Boris Johnson’s deep apology to the nation for an event that took place in Downing Street during the first national blockade.
The prime minister admitted that it could be seen as a party, but insisted that he thought it was a “work event” – which the rules allowed at the time.
Jonathan Van-Tam is leaving one of the government’s top advisers
Health Minister Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “I was honored to work with the JVT and I am extremely grateful for its advice and the crucial role it has played in our vaccination program.
“I wish him all the best for the future at the University of Nottingham and their medical school and health sciences.”
Sir Jonathan was honored with a knighthood on his New Year’s list of pandemics.