Dr Rinesh Parmar, The Doctors’ Association UK Chair tells The Independent that the latest A&E wait times figures came as a “direct result of years of underfunding” citing poor morale and spiralling workloads as contributing to a staffing crisis in emergency medicine.
Eleven million patients have endured waits of more than three weeks to see a GP since Boris Johnson pledged to eradicate such delays, The Sunday Times has revealed. Dr Yaso Browne DAUK GP lead: “No GP wants to feel like they go in to work to firefight and deal with more patient contacts than is safe to do so but this is reality for many.”
The letter, sent by the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) and signed by over 2,000 doctors - including 654 GPs and 312 GP trainees - highlights the devastating impact that 'years of underfunding' have had on the NHS.
Doctors are ‘working themselves into the ground’ to keep services afloat, it adds, warning that the haemorrhaging of frontline staff cannot continue.
Dr Alan Woodall, known for his work in General Practice as the immediate past Chair of GP Survival, has joined the DAUK committee.
The Doctors’ Association UK welcomes the resignation of Dr Arvind Madan following the revelation in Pulse magazine that inflammatory comments about GPs were posted by him online under the pseudonym Devil’sAdvocate. We are shocked and disappointed at this apparent lack of integrity from a leader in general practice.
The DAUK have written to Steven Brine, a junior health minister, who at a House of Commons Library Debate on GP retention and recruitment said there is “little wonder” that…