The Herald|January 10, 2022
A LONDON hospital could lose 1,000 staff members if they do not get vaccinated, its chief executive has acknowledged after a doctor challenged the Health Secretary about rules on mandatory jabs for NHS workers.

Head of King's College Hospital (KCH) Dr Clive Kay accepted he was "worried" as around 10 per cent of approximately 14,000 workers at the hospital are yet to receive a first dose.

Dr Kay said his job was to “encourage staff to get vaccinated” after Sajid Javid was questioned by Steve James, a consultant anaesthetist on the ICU ward, during a visit to the hospital.

The consultant had told the Health Secretary he disagreed with the Government's decision to make vaccinations mandatory for NHS hospital workers, saying the science was not strong enough to support the move.

Dr Kay refused to comment on “individual cases” but said it was a “moot point" whether or not the measures were fair, as they were now matters of law.

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