It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Earlier this week, Mr Hopson said the Government should consider delaying the move for health service staff until after the winter, which he said was likely to be “very, very difficult”. He said: “Everyone agrees there are two risks to manage here, not one. Not just the risk of Covid/flu cross infection from unvaccinated NHS staff. It’s also about managing the risk of losing unvaccinated staff when the NHS is at full stretch and carrying 93,000 vacancies. The issues currently facing social care providers illustrate the very significant scale of risk to care/patient safety if we get this wrong.”