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Steve Russell: Vaccination should be more present in national discourse

Season 4, Ep. 8

Vaccination is the second most effective public health policy after clean water, yet vaccination rates in the UK are falling. In this episode, Steve Russell, NHS England's chief delivery officer and national director for vaccinations and screening, debates why and how the recently published vaccination strategy has a unique opportunity to impact health gain.

 

Sitting down with Matthew Taylor, they discuss why vaccination should be a national priority, how access can be improved through deeper community engagement, and how integrated care systems can overcome delivery challenges given their pivotal role.

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