Pulse news reported that a Leeds hospital trust has asked medical students to provide clinical support on wards during the upcoming 72-hour junior doctor strike.
Pulse’s news referred to DAUK’s letter to medical schools.
“While some hospitals are looking to bring medical students onto the ward, the Doctors’ Association UK, which represents frontline doctors, called on medical schools to suspend clinical placements during the strike days in a letter on Monday.
The letter cited both the clinical and legal risk of asking medical students to ‘act-up’, and said this would be ‘undermining the effect of industrial action’.
It added: ‘Students lack the professional indemnity to carry out such roles and would be putting themselves at risk doing so.”
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