PRESS RELEASE: A&E waiting times the worst on record as 30% of doctors report being burnt out

NHS England figures release today show that A&E performance is at record low in England. In December, just 79.8% of patients were seen in the Emergency Department within 4 hours, down from 81.4% the month before. This comes following revelations last month that for the first time every major A&E department had failed to hit it’s four hour waiting target in England. 

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Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden for The Sunday Times: empathy “beaten out” of doctors

Following an article published last week suggesting that doctors need communication skills lesson due to evidence of a loss empathy during training DAUK was asked to respond.

DAUK Co-Founder Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden who has authored a number of research papers on empathy decline in doctors and medical students wrote this letter to the Editor, published today in The Sunday Times:

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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: DAUK responds to Williams review report

The Doctors’ Association UK welcomes the report of the Williams review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. In particular, we welcome the recommendation that the General Medical Council (GMC) loses the right to appeal the decisions of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, and also that regulators, including the GMC, will lose their power to request reflective practice material as part of Fitness to Practise investigations.

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