Doctors’ Association UK chair Dr Rinesh Parmar said: “The families of our colleagues who have died deserve to know what happened, the circumstances surrounding the death and whether a lack of adequate PPE led to the deaths of loved ones.”
Some good news! We previously wrote a letter about doctors being stranded due to cancellation of the PLAB exam. These doctors have now been granted a free automatic visa extension off the back of our letter in collaboration with a number of organisations. We hope that this provides some much needed financial and emotional relief for all those affected.
DAUK has been working with the National Guardian’s Office through our Learn Not Blame campaign. During the COVID-19 crisis DAUK repeatedly rang the alarm bell regarding reports of doctors being prevented from speaking up especially about concerns related to PPE. This week our Learn Not Blame and Protect the Frontline campaigns were features by the National Guardian.
The Doctors’ Association (DAUK) with support from the Good Law Project and charity Hourglass are calling for a judicial review into the decision by the government not to hold a public inquiry into the planning, procurement, and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care staff.