Take part in our video campaign

The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) has teamed up with public ownership campaign group We Own It to launch a video campaign in the approach to a general election.

We Own It is an independent organisation which campaigns for public ownership and against privatisation of key public services.

With 2024 set to be a general election year and the NHS a priority for the public, our campaign aims to put pressure on politicians to pledge more investment through the voices and experiences of frontline doctors and GPs.

We are asking DAUK members to highlight the need for proper NHS funding by sharing an anonymised story from when underfunding had a tangible, negative impact on an NHS patient.

DAUK committee members will be taking part in the campaign as well.

Key pointers for your video:

  • Tell a short story from your work that illustrates how the NHS has been degraded, specifically the negative impact you have seen on a patient.
  • You don’t need to say any names of places, people or any specifically identifiable features of where you work.
  • Feel free to make your video in your workwear.
  • Ask politicians to ‘face the facts’ that the NHS needs massive funding. Demand they commit to investing ‘£40 billion per year to catch up with the rest of Europe’.
  • Ask people to take action by clicking ‘the link above’ to send We Own It’s letter to their local general election candidates. The link will be shared alongside your video for people to take action.
  • Film your video as a portrait selfie. Pop a phone in front of you, facing the main source of light, and tell your story.
  • Your video should be no more than 90 seconds. You do not need to try to do it all in one take as We Own It are happy to edit out mistakes and spaces.
  • Send your video to johnbosco@weownit.org.uk and We Own It will caption the video and share it on social media. If you have one, send them your handle on X, formerly known as Twitter, so they can tag you in.