The government must learn the lessons from the failures of Test and Trace and PPE provision by ensuring the design and delivery of the vaccination programme is led by public health professionals not private contractors.
Why is this important?
We all have a shared interest in getting the vaccine programme right. It’s our only shot at getting life back to normal.
But that means learning the lessons from the failures of Test and Trace and PPE provision.
The best way to deliver an effective rollout - and build public trust in the vaccine - is for local public health teams to run it. They know their communities best and are best placed to reach them.
Outsourcing Test and Trace to private contractors has caused huge problems. We cannot afford the same mistake to be made with the delivery of the vaccine.