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UK's preparedness for disease emergencies examined

18 November 2015

The Science and Technology Committee examines the UK's preparedness for, and response to, disease emergencies, with a particular focus on the provision of expert scientific advice and the operation of the Ebola Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). The Committee also hears what steps the Government is taking to mitigate, and increase the UK's resilience to, future disease emergencies.


Tuesday 24 November 2015, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm

  • Dr Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre
  • Professor Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Public Health England
  • Lily Makurah, Ebola Screening and Returning Workers Scheme Programme Manager, Public Health England
  • Dr Oliver Johnson, Programme Director, King's Sierra Leone Partnership

At 2.55pm

  • Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
  • Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts, Medical Director, Defence Medical Services

At 3.35pm

  • Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Department of Health
  • Campbell McCafferty, Director of Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

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