Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden for AJEM: Women should not have to prove their non-inferiority

Last year The Doctors’ Association UK Co-Founder Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden raised concerns regarding an article published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine comparing first-pass intubation success of female and male physicians.

In a collaboration with doctors internationally Sammy co-authored a letter to the editor which was published in AJEM this month.

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Season’s Greetings

Many of us will be looking forward to spending time with our friends and families over the festive period. This is a time where we can catch up with people we may not have seen for a while, reminiscing about happy times gone by. Whilst we do this over the next few days, we must spare a thought for the thousands of dedicated NHS staff who will be at work. They’ll be caring for our loved ones, the vulnerable and sick by providing essential care for patients across the country.

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DAUK co-ordinates open letter from 2000 doctors to Boris Johnson ahead of the Queen’s Speech

On the day of the general election results DAUK wrote to Boris Johnson with our key priorities for the NHS. The letter was signed by over 2000 doctors and published in The Daily Mirror. Key demands included funding for the NHS and social care, scrapping of the immigration health surcharge, scrapping the taper and annual allowance to fix the NHS pensions crisis and above inflation pay rises.

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DAUK letter in GP Online: Over 1000 GPs sign letter from 2000 doctor to Boris Johnson warning the NHS is on its knees

The letter, sent by the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) and signed by over 2,000 doctors - including 654 GPs and 312 GP trainees - highlights the devastating impact that 'years of underfunding' have had on the NHS.

Doctors are ‘working themselves into the ground’ to keep services afloat, it adds, warning that the haemorrhaging of frontline staff cannot continue.

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Dr Natalie Ashburner on Radio Aire discussing pressures on A&Es as picture of 4 year old sleeping on the floor on oxygen emerges

This week an appalling image fo a 4 year old sleeping on a pile coats in A&E whilst on oxygen emerged. Dr Natalie Ashburner, DAUK Wellbeing Lead discussed this issue on her interview with Radio Aire. She reiterated the impossible circumstances in which doctors are working, and the impact of staff of not being able to give patients the care they deserve.

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