Sir Harry Burns finally stepping down after serving as Chief Medical Officer having spent eight years on the post
Scotland's top specialist is retiring from the post after over eight years of serving as Chief Medical Officer.
The Scottish Government affirmed that Sir Harry Burns was stepping down from his long-held position to serve as a Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University, where his job will be to keep a record on health disparities.
Sir Harry, who was knighted in 2011, said that it was an ideal opportunity to hand over to another Chief Medical Officer. He tackled the part in September 2005 and through his entire tenure on the post he headed the reaction to the H1N1 swine influenza pandemic in 2009.
During a farewell speech Health Secretary Alex Neil adulated his work and said that he might want to thank Sir Harry for the noteworthy commitment he has made to health crosswise over Scotland.
He added that in the course of recent years, Sir Harry has furnished authority in a reach of regions, from heading the reaction to the H1N1 swine influenza pandemic in 2009, to giving health exhortation about Legionnaires sickness.
He said that during his tenure Sir Harry carried a recharged view to the issue of health biases inside Scotland and I am pleased that his new part will empower him to proceed with his attention here.