DAUK has joined a coalition of other leading healthcare organisations in urging the government to deliver on its 2018 commitment to strip the GMC of its power to appeal decisions made by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).
DAUK's Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden speaks to the Guardian about the current sentiment of NHS workers following the pandemic. "Staff morale will probably never recover fully. But there is a small window of opportunity now that, if lost, will never be regained. If we don’t start caring about our staff now, there will be no one left to care for our patients."
"None of this is normal in the NHS. At our trust, we have three times the level of ICU patients that we had at the same time last year. We have converted several floors of our hospital to intensive care. We have redeployed multiple members of staff consultants…people from all specialties have been redeployed in the roles that they don't normally fulfil"
Lives are being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid-19 deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS staff, say healthcare and police chiefs. The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), a union representing frontline medics, said it was unacceptable that staff working themselves into the ground to keep patients safe were having to worry about a new threat from Covid deniers and anti-maskers.