DAUK on ITV News: Dr Zainab Najim on Testing Failures

DAUK were featured on ITV News last night with regards to the lack of testing for NHS staff. Recent data shows that significant numbers of healthcare workers, including many doctors, have not been able to access testing.

Dr Zainab Najim, a GP with DAUK’s GP Advisory Board: "We have been on the government website, refreshing every 20-30 minutes with no luck at all. To be stuck at home for two days not being able to do your job properly and at a time when the NHS needs its doctors the most is incredibly frustrating.”

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DAUK in the Guardian: UK ministers face legal challenge for refusal to order PPE inquiry

Ministers are facing a high court legal challenge after they refused to order an urgent investigation into the shortages of personal protective equipment faced by NHS staff during the pandemic. The case is being brought against Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, by the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), the Good Law Project headed by Jolyon Maugham QC and the charity Hourglass, which campaigns on issues involving care homes.

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DAUK in The Times: immigration health surcharge scrapped following DAUK pressure

Boris Johnson has agreed to exempt health and care workers from the NHS surcharge. The climbdown came after Tory backbenchers said they would support Labour’s effort to force the government’s hand. The row broke out on Monday when the Doctor’s Association UK wrote to Priti Patel, the home secretary, urging the government to abandon the surcharge, which it described as “an insult to all who are serving this country at its time of greatest need”.

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