Could we have saved more lives? DAUK have now taken legal action to secure a full, judge-led public inquiry into healthcare worker deaths and government’s failure to supply PPE. Read more here:
The Doctors' Association UK is calling for there to be a coroner's inquest into each and every death of a healthcare worker to Covid-19, looking at factors including PPE.
ABN Lockdown Lecture series features Dr. Jenny Vaughn, the Doctors’ Association UK Lead on law and policy. The lecture will be on coping with COVID-19 Practical Advice on how to deal with some of the ethical and medico-legal challenges.
Making up 77% of the NHS workforce, it’s women at the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus. Despite working tirelessly around the clock to care for patients, vast PPE shortages continue to put the lives of our brave health workers at risk, and the most poorly paid are women.
Last week the Doctors’ Association UK was the first to raise concerns about the Chief Coroner’s guidance. We were worried that health and social care worker deaths may not have inquests opened and evidence may potentially be lost. We have had concerns about the availability of personal protective equipment on the frontline and launched our #ProtectTheFrontline campaign.
Dr Rinesh Parmar tells the Mirror that Matt Hancock delivered a "political soundbite" in place of a meaningful policy that would safeguard the rights of dependents of deceased healthcare workers.
Dr Rinesh Parmar, Chair of DAUK, spoke to CNN about the need for honesty and candour from the government regarding PPE supplies.