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.
A profile of DAUK and our newest committee member in the RCGP magazine, GP Front line: “a fledging but already high-profile political lobbying group, The Doctors’ Association, providing the virtual organisation with a GP voice on issues such as Brexit, and the recent Bawa-Garba case. “
“We’re an Independent, non-profit, non-partisan political lobbying group for doctors” . Adrian explains, “it was apparent that there was a desire for doctors to become more involved in political campaigning.
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…