The Sunday Times: Instead of addressing the causes of poor staffing, the NHS asks junior doctors to plug ever-growing gaps, says DAUK Chair Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden

The Sunday Times: Instead of addressing the causes of poor staffing, the NHS asks junior doctors to plug ever-growing gaps, says DAUK Chair Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden

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 Launch of the ‘Learn Not Blame’ Campaign, A Call for a Just Culture.

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.   

Official Launch of 'Learn Not Blame' Event in Parliament

Official Launch of 'Learn Not Blame' Event in Parliament

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Matt Hancock’s laudable statement that prevention is better than cure now needs to be backed up with real action and resources

PRESS RELEASE: Matt Hancock’s laudable statement that prevention is better than cure now needs to be backed up with real action and resources

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.

'What is stopping you doing something so patently sensible' says Rosie Cooper MP to the GMC. Dr Jenny Vaughan reports from the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry.

'What is stopping you doing something so patently sensible' says Rosie Cooper MP to the GMC. Dr Jenny Vaughan reports from the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry.

After month of campaigning by DAUK, the Health and Social Care Committee held an inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter. Dr Jenny Vaughan attended on behalf of DAUK. Read her report here.

Dr Jenny Vaughan wins first British International Doctors Association Award for outstanding services to BME doctors

Dr Jenny Vaughan wins first British International Doctors Association Award for outstanding services to BME doctors

 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!

NHS 10,000 Doctors Short: DAUK calls directly upon the Home Secretary to address Health Service Immigration Crisis

NHS	10,000 Doctors Short: DAUK calls directly upon the Home Secretary to address Health Service Immigration Crisis

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.