DAUK co-ordinates open letter from 2000 doctors to Boris Johnson ahead of the Queen’s Speech

On the day of the general election results DAUK wrote to Boris Johnson with our key priorities for the NHS. The letter was signed by over 2000 doctors and published in The Daily Mirror. Key demands included funding for the NHS and social care, scrapping of the immigration health surcharge, scrapping the taper and annual allowance to fix the NHS pensions crisis and above inflation pay rises.

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The Independent: Dr Mu-Chun Chiang: Home Office backtracks on threat to deport NHS doctor

Following widespread coverage in the news media, the Home Office has now granted Dr Mu Chiang, a GP trainee threatened with deportation, leave to remain. This week the DAUK intervened in Dr Mu Chiang’s case, calling on the Home Office to reconsider their decision. DAUK’s call on the Home Office was published in both The Independent and The Guardian. Dr Rinesh Parmar, DAUK’s Vice-Chair said the government should review its “senseless” hostile environment policy.

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The Guardian: DAUK intervenes in case of NHS doctor faces deportation over visa application error

Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden, the Chair of the campaign group The Doctors’ Association UK, criticised the handling of Chiang’s case as “ludicrous and nonsensical”. She added: “Telling a young doctor to leave the country within 10 days or else face prosecution over a technicality is inhumane and shows a flagrant disregard for Dr Chiang’s contribution to society and the NHS.”

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Coverage in Pulse: GMC chief executive admits Bawa-Garba legal advice was wrong during interview with DAUK

The GMC's chief executive has admitted the legal advice the regulator received during the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case was wrong and if the same case were to take place now he would not try to have a doctor barred from practice.

Charlie Massey said he 'completely accepts' the legal advice he was given to pursue the striking off of Dr Bawa-Garba - who was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a six-year-old patient - was 'not correct'.

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