Professor Van Tam Salary: The Deputy Chief Medical Officer was appointed in October of 2017 to Professor Jonathan Van-Tam. He leads in protecting health. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is supported by the three Deputy Chief Medical Officers as independent medical advisers to the government and as Head of Profession to all local government Public Health Directors. All influenza aspects, with the exception of detailed molecular science or laboratory-based virology.
Professor Van Tam currently serves as deputy chief medical officer for secondment to the Department of Health and Social Care. He helps lead the government’s response to the outbreak of coronavirus and has been a regular representative of DHSC daily.
He contributes to the government’s response to the outbreak of the coronavirus and regularly represents the DHSC in daily media briefings during the Covid-19 crisis. Learn more about the contribution of the University of Nottingham in our devoted website Covid-19 to national combating the virus.