DAUK in the mirror: Serco to make £165m profit after being paid to operate ‘shambolic’ test and trace

Outsourcing firm Serco has announced its profits are set to soar after being paid to operate NHS Test and Trace. The company announced that extra cash could be funnelled to shareholders in the week the performance of the part-privatised contact tracing system hit a new low. Campaigners have labelled the profit alert “obscene” while a group of independent scientists have called for the contact tracing system to be “dismantled”.

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DAUK in doctors.net – Health Tax cancelled for overseas doctors

Doctors from overseas are to have their immigration health surcharges refunded, it has been announced.The new scheme applies to staff who have worked in the NHS since the end of March, rewarding those who worked through the pandemic.Many doctors have had their charges paid by their employers.

The news was welcomed by the Doctors’ Association UK. Chair Dr Rinesh Parmar said: “The government has stopped short of granting a route towards indefinite leave to remain and citizenship to those who have served and continue to serve our health and social care system in its time of greatest need.“I urge the Home Secretary to think again, to right the wrongs and missteps of previous years and recognise the dedication and contribution of migrant workers in health and social care.”

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