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.