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Highland public health chief gives councillors briefing on coronavirus situation

By Hector MacKenzie

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Dr Tim Allison
Dr Tim Allison

Highland Councillors welcomed an update from Public Health / NHS Highland today (Friday 16 October 2020) on the response to the coronavirus pandemic in the Highlands.

In an online seminar organised for councillors, Dr Tim Allison, Director of Public Health and Policy at NHS Highland gave a presentation on Covid-19 testing, focussing on the Test and Protect Programme. Members had the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of Dr Allison’s presentation.

Councillor Linda Munro, Chair of the Council’s Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Committee thanked Dr Allison and said: “On behalf of The Highland Council, I would like to extend our thanks and support to Public Health and NHS Highland for the work that they are doing in protecting our communities.

“As locally elected Members we are all on the frontline in our localities and welcome this opportunity to learn more about the work of Public Health which often goes on behind the scenes. Members have really appreciated the time Dr Allison has taken in his extremely busy schedule to explain the Test and Protectprogramme.”

Highland Council Leader, Cllr Margaret Davidson added: “Providing support and assurance is a vital role of councillors at a local level and the more we are informed, the better we can respond to any questions raised among our areas by signposting people as quickly as possible to the right sources of information and where to seek help. The seminar today has been extremely helpful and informative.”

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