johnm wrote:This seems a bit weird?
On @BBCNews I have just seen lay people being trained to give Covid vaccine injections whereas I, a doctor for over 50 years, am not allowed to do the same without producing 21 certificates
Your post seems to indicate that you are a Doctor John?
He's not, but I am, and he's right:
As a preliminary to volunteering as a vaccinator, I enquired of my defence union (I'm sure I've posted this elsewhere)
Edit: I have it's here:viewtopic.php?f=6&t=116916&start=1350#p1819150
and I was sent a 16 page form to fill in going back 50 (sic) years to my date of qualification, to include every single post held as a doctor, with dates.
(Ironic as they've got this all on file)
And that's just one item: There are at least another 16 hurdles (OK 21 may be a slight exaggeration).Include a course in Child protection and recognition of radicalisation.
Matt Hancock has promised to simplify this but no sign yet.
In the meantime you can get your jab at Superdrug.
Hancock still has time as, at my age , I'm not volunteering till I've had both my jabs.....
EDIT: The DT continues daily to carry letters from frustrated retired medical practitioners........................