DAUK in The Times: NHS creates ‘Covid-free’ hospitals to stop winter waiting lists soaring

“The overall idea is that we will not be doing what we did the first time,” said Lewis, who works in London and is the general secretary of the Doctors’ Association UK. “Some people will have to be redeployed, but it won’t be on the scale that it was before.”

Her chief concern is for patients without the virus. “I’m hopeful that we’ve learned some lessons from the first wave. From a personal point of view, I just want to continue treating cancer patients – my big fear this time around is for non-Covid patients.”


Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden for The Sunday Times: letter published in response to “doctors hopeless at childbirth”

This morning a letter by Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden of The Doctors’ Assocation UK was published in the Sunday Times in response to an article published last week entitled “Top midwife: Doctors ‘hopeless at childbirth’”. The letter attracted over 1600 signatures including that of patient safety expert James Titcombe. The letter can be found below in full and an edited version on The Sunday Times website.