In a letter to The Sunday Times, DAUK expresses concern regarding the latest news from HEE that junior doctors can be redeployed to other departments within a Trust in response to winter pressures.
The Doctors’ Association UK officially launched its Learn Not Blame campaign in Parliament on 20th November 2018, attended by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP. With the support of Dr. Philippa Whitford MP who chaired the meeting, speakers included Professor Edwin Jesudason, Mr. Scott Morrish, Mr. Nick Ross, and Dr. Cicely Cunningham.
After months of preparation, The Doctors' Association UK is excited about the imminent launch of the 'Learn Not Blame' Campaign in Parliament on the 20th of November 2018 at 11:45 am. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, will attend and give the closing remarks. The event will be hosted by Dr Philippa Whitford MP, herself a consultant breast surgeon.
The Doctors’ Association UK welcomes statements made ahead of the Secretary of State’s speech encouraging patients to adopt healthier lifestyles. However, we are concerned that such laudable statements do not tally with last week’s budget, suggesting yet more cuts to public health funding that covers prevention initiatives run by Public Health England. We understand Mr Hancock is not expected to announce any measures to aid health prevention, and therefore we must question how this will be funded.
DAUK’s new Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan has won a prestigious award from the British International Doctors Association for her work in gross negligence manslaughter. Dr Jenny Vaughan has worked tirelessly on behalf of two BME doctors convicted of gross negligence manslaughter, David Sellu and Hadiza Bawa-Garba. DAUK are incredibly proud of Jenny, and her expertise in law particularly in how gross negligence manslaughter is applied in England is a real asset to DAUK. Well done Jenny!
The Doctors’ Association UK has noted with great trepidation and concern, the potential for an abrupt reversal of the exemption placed on foreign doctors from Tier 2 Visa caps. This was inferred from a letter from Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, to the Migration Advisory Committee, which was reported on 11th October 2018.