The Conservatives have promised an extra 50m GP appointments a year and an extra 6,000 GPs by 2024/25 - just over a year after dropping the timescale for a failed pledge to recruit an extra 5,000 GPs. Read our response in The Sunday Times.
The Doctors’ Association UK welcomes the publication of the GMC commissioned wellbeing review “Caring for doctors caring for patients”. The findings of the report, reinforces and reiterates what doctors have been saying for many years about the links between workplace stress, doctors’ health and the quality of care provided to patients.
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.
‘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’
The NHS is in a state of crisis. Whilst much attention has focussed on Brexit, doctors have watched on with increasing concern as the NHS, Britain’s greatest treasure, has been sidelined. It is unacceptable that it has taken a general election to put the NHS back on the agenda. Our manifesto prioritises the NHS, the patients it serves and its dedicated workforce.
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…
Following letters that DAUK wrote to Home Secretary Priti Patel and Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, and coverage by The Guardian the decision to refuse a visa has today been overturned.