DAUK on ITV News: Dr Zainab Najim on Testing Failures

DAUK were featured on ITV News last night with regards to the lack of testing for NHS staff. Recent data shows that significant numbers of healthcare workers, including many doctors, have not been able to access testing.

Dr Zainab Najim, a GP with DAUK’s GP Advisory Board: "We have been on the government website, refreshing every 20-30 minutes with no luck at all. To be stuck at home for two days not being able to do your job properly and at a time when the NHS needs its doctors the most is incredibly frustrating.”

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DAUK speaks to RT UK regarding lack of Covid tests for NHS staff

Dr Sophie Rowlands of the Doctors Association UK spoke to RTUK about the lack of Covid tests for NHS staff.

She said: “Its not just the general public that are struggling to get tests, its doctors and front-line health workers aswell". She added that “ a recent study [by DAUK] has found that ten percent of doctors were unable to get a tests at all, and some were being told to take a 250 mile round trip whilst unwell”.

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DAUK in the Guardian: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

Doctors have criticised the coronavirus testing system as “an utter shambles” after it emerged that some are being told to undertake round trips of up to 522 miles to get swabbed.

A dossier of cases being collated by the Doctors’ Association UK discloses how a male GP in Margate in Kent who was displaying symptoms was told to travel 266 miles to Leeds in West Yorkshire to have a test.

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DAUK in the Evening Standard: More than 1,000 doctors ‘plan to quit NHS over Government mishandling of coronavirus pandemic’

More than 1,000 doctors have said they intend to leave the NHS due to the Government’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and anger over pay, a new study has found.

In a survey conducted by Doctors’ Association UK, doctors also complained of growing stress levels within their profession and mental health worries.

Two-third of respondents said they either intended to switch to the private sector, move abroad, work as locums or take a career break within the next three years.

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