Evidence of Chief Medical Officer statement on Novichok

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

The Cheif Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies stated "As the country’s chief medical officer, I want to reassure the public that the risk to the general public remains low." to the press and members of public.

Under the freedom of information act,

How did the CMO come to the conclusion that there is a low risk to the general public?

Does the DHSC hold any evidence to suggest that there is residue novichok remaining in the Wiltshire area, particularly in Salisbury and Amesbury? If so, please publish this evidence.

Can the DHSC and CMO confirm that they have evidence to show there is a 'low risk' of being affected by Novichok?

Can the DHSC provide evidence to validate the statement that suggests that the risk of being affected by Novichok is low?

Can the CMO/DHSC publish correspondence they have had between themselves Dstl Porton Down, Wiltshire Police, Salisbury District Hospital, South West Ambulance Service regarding Novichok in the Amesbury incident (July 2018) and the Salisbury incident (March 2018)?

Yours faithfully,
Saifur Rahman

Department of Health and Social Care

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