Vaccination against Covid must be made mandatory for the 1.2 million full-time NHS staff in England, despite criticism that forcing frontline staff to get bitten is brutal and will lead to some resigning.
However, the new strict approach will not come into effect until April next year, after Sajid Javid heeded warnings that its impending introduction could lead to an exodus of staff during the winter, the most important period. in charge of the year for health services.
An announcement is expected as early as Thursday, according to the Guardian.
The Health Secretary appears to have been influenced by NHS providers and the NHS Confederation, the two organizations that represent the NHS trusts in England, strongly advising him to delay implementation of the decision until the year next.
On Monday, Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said that while a small majority of hospital bosses argued jabs were becoming mandatory, more than 90% feared it would exacerbate the already rampant understaffing throughout the service.