Augmenting the NHS

In 1944 Air Marshall Dowding said:

“It is not Spitfires I lack, it is the pilots to fly them”

Arising from the Covid-19 pandemic the Chief Executive of the NHS may well be saying:

“It is not vaccines I lack, it is the people to administer them”

The lesson is obvious.


In future the Government needs to be in a position to immediately call upon individuals with the required background and experience (eg retired doctors and nurses) to step in and augment NHS staff.




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