Alongside Sir Robert Francis QC, Bill Kirkup, and Dr Leslie Hamilton who lead the GMC commissioned review into gross negligence manslaughter, our Chair was invited to speak about the blame…
Dr Rinesh Parmar responds to claims the NHS is being held to ransom by locums in a letter published by The Telegraph. Citing the NHS pension tax crisis he said there has been ample time to remedy the situation and address the concerns of NHS staff and patients. He further added the Government must now pay more than lip service to the pensions crisis, and work constructively towards retaining its highly trained and dedicated NHS workforce. Read the full letter here.
Watch Dr Natalie Ashburner’s interview for ITV News on how a growing shortage of psychiatrists is affecting patients and staff who are dealing with numerous rota gaps.
If we truly believe in a just culture and the benefits this can bring for patient safety, it has to give equal importance to being fair to patients and families as staff. Cicely Cunningham, DAUK’s Learn Not Blame lead, explores what a just culture really means, with James Titcombe and Peter Walsh.
I sit here some 3 months on from my first blog which highlighted the pain and suffering my brother (a Doctor) faced and the continuing anguish us bereaved folk deal…
The Doctors’ Association UK would first and foremost like to thank the British Medical Association and the negotiating team for their hard work this year.
However, DAUK notes with concern the outcome the BMA’s referendum of its junior members on the revised 2016 terms & conditions of employment for junior doctors in England.
DAUK have now reviewed the Framework Agreement detailing the agreed changes to the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract following the 2019 negotiations between the BMA and the government. Whilst there are several positive changes junior doctors would welcome, we do not believe the overall proposed revision to the rejected 2016 terms and conditions are worthy of our hard working junior doctor members. Therefore, on balance the DAUK committee feel that we cannot endorse this contract.