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Professor Chris Whitty warns over ‘exceptionally difficult’ winter - as he admits 'significant things we got wrong'

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Professor Chris Whitty has warned that this winter is going to be “exceptionally difficult” for the NHS - and admitted there were "significant things we got wrong" at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

England's chief medical officer (CMO) said that while some things had gone wrong, it was a mistake to think lessons from one pandemic would automatically apply to the next one.

Speaking to delegates at the annual conference of the Royal College of GPs, he warned of tough months ahead for the health service as it battles Covid-19, flu, other viruses and the usual winter pressures. READ MORE : GP 'rescue plan' rolled out amid face-to-face appointment criticism - but doctors deride 'insulting' initiative The scientist was asked about how

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