Whilst Gordon Brown attempts to bathe in the reflected glory of sixty years of the NHS, on the front line we have run out of the vaccines needed for routine childhood immunistations. We have ordered and re-ordered. We have emailed, faxed and written to the suppliers and to the Department of Health, all to no avail. We no longer have enough vaccines to provide routine immunisations for our children. And the government? They are refusing to admit that there is a crisis. They are telling lies. Flagrant, brazen lies.
“we are currently distributing more (vaccine) than is needed to vaccinate all infants…”
“…in order to maintain stability in matching deliveries to supplies, we will introduce ‘allocation’ of the above vaccines…” (full details here)
For the first time in my practice life, I am having to turn away small children who need routine immunisations. I cannot offer them protection against diphtheria. This is the reality of Gordon Brown's health service.