Yesterday our Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan spoke to ABC News Australia about lockdown in the UK and how this is affecting the NHS.
Dr Yaso Browne, DAUK’s GP Lead writes a letter to The Sunday Times advocating for the homeless, a vulnerable group during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sunday Times has published a letter to Boris Johnson co-ordinated by the Doctors’ Association UK as their lead letter. This has now been signed by over 6000 UK doctors as well as the Editor of the BMJ, Royal Colleges and Faculties, and 29 medical or clinical directors.
The Doctors’ Association UK launches its #protectthefrontline campaign on PPE by co-ordinating a letter to Mr Boris Johnson, now signed by over 8000 UK doctors, asking for his intervention to ensure frontline NHS staff have access to appropriate PPE. Read the coverage in The Sunday Times.
Speaking to Andrew Marr about our letter to Boris Johnson, signed by 6500 doctors, Dr Rinesh Parmar DAUK Chair says that the prime minister must act now to protect the frontline.
We have been working with the the GMC on supporting doctors to return to practice. Read this update with Medscape with Dr Rinesh Parmar, DAUK Chair.
DAUK has been leading the call to extent frontline testing to frontline NHS staff. We therefore welcome this announcement but have called nn NHS England to do the same.