DAUK team with the MPS and other organisations to call for emergency legislation to protect healthcare workers during the pandemic

Supported by the DAUK, the MPS has asked the government to pass emergency legislation creating a statutory defence for doctors over clinical decisions made during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read our letter here

The Medical Protection Society, with our support, wrote to Matt Hancock, to argue for greater legal protection for the medical profession which would be temporary, and would not excuse intentional harm/wilful disregard of the guidelines – you can read our letter here. Dr Jenny Vaughan spoke about this to Maajid Nawazz on LBC and to ITV national news and also in The Guardian, on the BBC and on RTUK.

“When we get through these horrific times, if I were to find myself or my colleagues around the country being dragged in front of the courts then this would be unbearable and a huge injustice to a group of people who have done nothing but the best they could.”

Dr Jenny Vaughan