NHS Providers chief executive, Chris Hopson has said that mandatory vaccination could result in a rise in the take-up of jobs, if approached the right way.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If we get it right, actually, it could be quite a useful spur in some senses to drive the take-up up, but the bit that we just need to be careful of, as I said, is avoiding scapegoating people.”
He also warned that losing a “significant number of staff” would be a “real problem”.
He said: “The problem for both social care and the NHS is we run these systems incredibly hot on very, very fine margins.
“We are completely reliant on our staff to … work extra shifts in order to do the work that needs to be done.