Doctors’ Association UK chair Dr Rinesh Parmar said: “The families of our colleagues who have died deserve to know what happened, the circumstances surrounding the death and whether a lack of adequate PPE led to the deaths of loved ones.”
Following months of lobbying by DAUK Government ministers have asked medical examiners in England and Wales to review all deaths of frontline health and social care staff from COVID-19.
The Doctors’ Association (DAUK) with support from the Good Law Project and charity Hourglass are calling for a judicial review into the decision by the government not to hold a public inquiry into the planning, procurement, and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care staff.
Doctors have launched judicial review proceedings after the government decided not to open an inquiry into failures to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers. On 8 June, the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), in conjunction with the Good Law Project, a not-for-profit membership organisation, and elder abuse charity Hourglass, instructed solicitors to start the legal challenge.