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NHS in most precarious position in its history, says chief executive

Hospitals and staff ‘under extreme pressure’, says Simon Stevens, as vaccination rate reaches 140 jabs a minute

Dealing with the deadly second wave of Covid has left the NHS in the most precarious position in its 72-year history, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned, as ministers said they were aiming to get all adults in the UK vaccinated by September.

Stevens said the NHS was now giving 140 jabs a minute, as the race to vaccinate the public picks up, but warned of the stress the service was under.

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