Dear Ms Baillie,
Thank you for your letter of 27 September regarding your concerns over the use of Test and Protect statistics by Scottish Government.
Scottish Government should be clearer about the limitations in comparing figures for Scotland (published by Public Health Scotland) with the World Health Organization target for contact tracing.
Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, has today written to Public Health Scotland, copied to the Chief Statistician in Scottish Government, welcoming improvements to the presentation of these statistics. I enclose a copy of his letter.
Sir David Norgrove
Ed Humpherson to Scott Heald: Test and Protect statistics
Jackie Baillie MSP to Sir David Norgrove: Test and Protect Statistics