In response to the resignation of Catherine Calderwood, Chair of BMA Scotland Dr Lewis Morrison, said:
“This is clearly an extremely disappointing situation in many respects. While the CMO has herself admitted to errors of judgement, it is now absolutely crucial to focus on the clear message that people across Scotland need to stay home to protect our NHS and save lives. As frontline health workers, we know this clear and unequivocal advice is far more important than any individual distraction. I would like to give my huge thanks to those who are following this advice, and urge the people of Scotland to stick with the tough social distancing measures that have been put in place.
“I would like to thank Catherine Calderwood for her work as CMO. We also look forward to working with current Deputy CMO Gregor Smith to deal with issues affecting our profession at this hugely challenging time and help all of Scotland to cope with the impact of this pandemic.”
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