Additional interim Deputy CMO for Scotland appointed


Professor Marion Bain has been appointed as an additional interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, following the appointment of Dr Gregor Smith as the interim Chief Medical Officer.


Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman MSP commented:


“I look forward to working with Professor Bain and I’m confident that, as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, she will make a significant contribution in our ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.


“Professor Bain is the Scottish Government’s former Senior Medical Advisor for Public Health Reform. Most recently, she has been working as the Director of Infection Prevention and Control in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  She is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and has particular research expertise in the use of routine health information for public health and clinical research.


“Professor Bain will work alongside our other interim Deputy CMO, Dr Nicola Steedman.  And she will support our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gregor Smith.


“Her appointment will provide additional capacity in that key role and further ensure that we benefit from the very best public health expertise available.”




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