DAUK in The Independent: Coronavirus has exposed a number of problems with the NHS – skills and funds must be better distributed

A recent Doctors’ Association survey found that more than 1,000 doctors have seriously considered quitting this year, with 45 per cent of those asked citing the crisis’ impact on their mental health. Gruelling 12-hour shifts, exhaustion and burnout are also leading growing numbers of nurses to quit within three years of joining the profession.

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DAUK working with The Sunday Times to reveal full story in West Suffolk Hospital whistleblowing saga

Over the last few months The Doctors’ Association UK has been hearing from whistleblowers at West Suffolk Hospital who have spoken to us candidly following a number of cases where patients had come to harm. They’ve described the “persecution” of whistleblowers and a “witch hunt” where the senior trust managers had sought fingerprints and handwriting analysis to identify the whistleblower. DAUK has commented widely on how this does not promote a free and open culture in healthcare, one which is fair and focuses on Learn Not Blame.

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