DAUK is proud to support the Fabulous NHS Care Package campaign.
The Doctors’ Association UK has compiled stories from 602 frontline doctors which expose a startling culture of bullying and overwork in the NHS. During the worst winter crisis on record DAUK has been inundated with stories from doctors, yet again, all attesting that conditions on the frontline have worsened, to the point they feel they have no option but to leave the NHS. With so little regard for doctors’ wellbeing it cannot come as a surprise that we have nearly 10,000 vacancies across the frontlines.
Dedicated to caring for the sick and vulnerable, junior doctors should expect to be supported and valued as they carry out their vital work. But hundreds have revealed they are subjected to bullying and harassment at overstretched hospitals that have been plunged into a staffing crisis. The Doctors’ Association UK has collated stories from over 600 doctors. The shocking report made the front page of the Daily Mirror.
This week an appalling image fo a 4 year old sleeping on a pile coats in A&E whilst on oxygen emerged. Dr Natalie Ashburner, DAUK Wellbeing Lead discussed this issue on her interview with Radio Aire. She reiterated the impossible circumstances in which doctors are working, and the impact of staff of not being able to give patients the care they deserve.
Watch Dr Natalie Ashburner’s interview for ITV News on how a growing shortage of psychiatrists is affecting patients and staff who are dealing with numerous rota gaps.
On the 24-25th of January 2019 both Drs Natalie Ashburner and Jenny Vaughan attended the Royal College of Psychiatrists Trainees Conference. DAUK Editor Dr Natalie Ashburner organised the event entitled Supported and Valued along with fellow psychiatric trainees. DAUK’s Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan also gave a talk entitled ‘the case for a just culture in healthcare’