Junior Doctors Getting Heard is an event hosted by Tim Johnson/Law.
Our main speaker, and former junior doctor, Adam Kay has a sell-out tour going on across England. At our event he will read from his dairies, the current best seller, This is Going the Hurt.
As he says, which many of our speakers will agree:
“I realised that every healthcare professional – every single doctor, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physio and paramedic – needs to shout about the reality of their work”.
Our event will address how the failures in the traditional representation and regulation of doctors, have left medics at the coal face with no choice but to find other ways to get heard. From grass roots activism, setting up media organisations and crowdfunding litigation, to camping outside the Department of Heath doctors have found and are finding new ways to be heard.
We have lined up a range of speakers to talk about why and how junior doctors are resorting to less traditional means to get their important points across:
Cicely Cunningham is the Learn Not Blame Campaign Lead for The Doctors’ Association UK, a new campaigning and lobbying organisation that aims to speak out on issues that matter to UK doctors.
Chris Day is a doctor and a whistleblower. The event is in support of his crowd funding appeal (https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/junior-doctors-round-3/).
Julia Salasky is the founder of Crowd Justice which has provided junior doctors with a link to lawyers and access to the courts.
Moosa Qureshi is a member of Doctors for Progress and has recently been elected to the BMA Council.
Aislinn Macklin-Doherty is General Secretary for Health Campaigns Together and founded Junior Doctors Alliance.
Amar Mashru is one of the doctors who leads Justice for Health.
Adam Kay was a junior doctor and has written a best-seller, This is Going to Hurt, about the experience.
The event is free but space is limited and tickets will be required for admission. There will be opportunities to network afterwards and you will be able to buy a copy of This is Going to Hurt if you haven’t got one already.