DAUK at EMTA 2019 in closing debate: this house believes resilience is rubbish

Our immediate past-Chair and Co-Director Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden attended the Emergency Medicine Trainee Association Conference with Dr Robert Hirst, DAUK Secretary, and spoke in the closing debate arguing for the motion that ‘Resilience is Rubbish’.

Speaking to EM trainees and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine alongside EMTA rep Dr Mark Winstanley, Sammy argued passionately that the resilience movement puts too much blame on individuals whilst “allowing organisations off the hook” for putting doctors in poor working environment.

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PRESS RELEASE: DAUK calls on political leaders to stop playing party politics with the NHS

The NHS is in a state of crisis. Whilst much attention has been focused on Brexit, doctors have watched on with increasing concern as the NHS, Britain’s greatest treasure, has been sidelines. The NHS must never be an after-thought. The Doctors’ Association UK is asking all political leaders to start putting the NHS above party politics, in the DAUK election manifesto for health. 

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Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden steps down as Chair, to continue as Co-Director

‘I never expected that when I penned that first letter to Charlie Massey the Chief Exec of the GMC fulled no doubt by sleep deprivation and a swell of collective injustice that it would be signed by 6000 doctors in 48 hours. And several MPs. And that soon after I would be founding the new social movement that would become The Doctors’ Association UK’

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Dr Rinesh Parmar for The Telegraph: the Government must now pay more than lip service to the pensions crisis

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.

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