DAUK on LBC News: Doctors fear second coronavirus surge due to lack of testing

Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden, DAUK Chair, appeared on LBC News with Eddie Mair to discuss fears surrounding the latest data which suggests NHS staff are unable to get testing for coronavirus.

The article continues: “The head of the Doctor’s Association fears history will repeat itself and England will see a second coronavirus surge due to the lack of available coronavirus tests.”

Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden is the Chair of the UK Doctor’s Association and was speaking to Eddie Mair amid the news that no tests are available in England’s top 10 hotspots, which was exclusively revealed by LBC.

She told Eddie that “it’s a real worry” of British doctors that we may see a second peak of coronavirus imminently as a result of the lack of testing available, which feels like a déjà vu for people working in healthcare.

“We were in exactly the same position in the middle of February, early March when we couldn’t access tests.”

Dr Batt-Rawden went on to point out “we’ve had many months to learn from those mistakes and here we are with cases increasing.”