DAUK has joined a coalition of other leading healthcare organisations in urging the government to deliver on its 2018 commitment to strip the GMC of its power to appeal decisions made by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).
DAUK's Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden speaks to the Guardian about the current sentiment of NHS workers following the pandemic. "Staff morale will probably never recover fully. But there is a small window of opportunity now that, if lost, will never be regained. If we don’t start caring about our staff now, there will be no one left to care for our patients."
Dr Katie Sanderson of DAUK spoke to CNN this morning regarding the growing trend of Covid deniers. “The reason it is so upsetting people saying covid is a hoax is because you know that it will cause some people to behave in a way where they take risks they wouldn’t otherwise have taken. They get COVID and they potentially become very, very unwell. And that’s preventable.”
"None of this is normal in the NHS. At our trust, we have three times the level of ICU patients that we had at the same time last year. We have converted several floors of our hospital to intensive care. We have redeployed multiple members of staff consultants…people from all specialties have been redeployed in the roles that they don't normally fulfil"