We (The Good Law project) have renewed our application for a judicial review against Government’s refusal to hold an urgent public inquiry into the hundreds of frontline NHS staff who lost their…
This morning DAUK Chair Dr Rinesh Parmar spoke to Sky News about lack of testing for frontline staff.
“You can imagine if one member of a household develops symptoms the whole household will need to self-isolate, including those working for the NHS. This will cripple the NHS. We need to roll out testing urgently.”
Rinesh Parmar, chairman of the Doctors’ Association, said: “We have had doctors tell us they feel like lambs to the slaughter, that they feel like cannon fodder. GPs tell us that they feel absolutely abandoned. We are all pleading with Boris Johnson that [the government] really look into arranging the vital personal protection equipment that all of us need on the NHS frontline.”
One month after DAUK rang the alarm bells regarding frontline doctors’ concern that the NHS needed to be better prepared for COVID-19, DAUK Co-Founder Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden reacts to the lockdown “It seems that frontline doctors truly are the canaries in the coal mine”.
Yesterday our Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan spoke to ABC News Australia about lockdown in the UK and how this is affecting the NHS.
The Sunday Times has published a letter to Boris Johnson co-ordinated by the Doctors’ Association UK as their lead letter. This has now been signed by over 6000 UK doctors as well as the Editor of the BMJ, Royal Colleges and Faculties, and 29 medical or clinical directors.
The Doctors’ Association UK launches its #protectthefrontline campaign on PPE by co-ordinating a letter to Mr Boris Johnson, now signed by over 8000 UK doctors, asking for his intervention to ensure frontline NHS staff have access to appropriate PPE. Read the coverage in The Sunday Times.