Doctors and nurses need protection from prosecution over Covid-19 treatment decisions made under the pressures of the pandemic, medical bodies have said. Groups including the British Medical Association have written…
Following the Department of Health and Social Care's request for a review of West Suffolk following the finger-printing Of staff to find a whistleblower, Dr Rinesh Parmar The Doctors' Association UK Chair has shared views from four doctors with the BBC.
The winter crisis in the NHS is only set to get worse, as doctors across the UK continually express their concern about keeping patients safe under such pressured conditions. Bed pressures, compounded by a lack of social care, are leading to longer waits in A&E, with more patients waiting over 12 hours for a bed. This dire situation has meant that now urgent operations, including for cancer, are being cancelled. Dr Jenny Vaughan DAUK’s Law and Policy Lead speaks to BBC Newsnight.
Following a CQC report downgrading West Suffolk hospital from Outstanding to Requires Improvement Dr Jenny Vaughan speaks to BBC Radio Suffolk. The Doctors’ Association UK first raised the alarm in December after members approached DAUK alleging that the trust was finger-printing staff and asking for samples of handwriting to identifying an anonymous whistleblower.