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Covid-19: Halt mandatory vaccination to keep England’s maternity services safe, pleads royal college

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 28 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o249
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has become the latest organisation to ask the government to reconsider mandatory vaccination for NHS staff in England because of the potential effects on delivering safe care, this time in maternity services.

Previously, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Nursing had all called for the new rules to be deferred, and the BMA has warned that the NHS must not lose any more staff because of the rules.

The mandate requires all patient facing staff to be fully vaccinated by 1 April …

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