The NHS

DAUK sets the record straight about Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt last week told the Sunday Times that he was best placed to negotiate a Brexit deal as he "out-negotiated what is widely thought to be the toughest union in the country when running the NHS."

DAUK feel that whilst others may fear to set the record straight it is important for people to know the truth. The reply from our Chair, Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden is the lead letter in today's Sunday Times. It reads:

His comments will come as a surprise to doctors who will remember that Mr Hunt had to resort to imposing the junior doctor contract upon them; this after a spectacular failure to negotiate and following a bitter and long-running dispute.

This unprecedented and cowardly move is widely credited for alienating the entire NHS workforce and the general public, who are now suffering the repercussions of widespread staff shortages as a result.

It is therefore astounding such an unmitigated disaster should be used by Mr Hunt as evidence of his ability to deliver Brexit. One wonders how such a combative approach will be viewed by the European Commission.

The letter can be found in The Sunday Times

DAUK joins anti-bullying alliance to eradicate bullying and undermining in the NHS

DAUK joins anti-bullying alliance to eradicate bullying and undermining in the NHS

The Doctors’ Association UK is proud to stand alongside the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and 23 other organisations in an alliance to eradicate workplace bullying.

Letter published in response to The Times article "Health service is chaotic and dysfunctional, says NHS chief"

Letter published in response to The Times article "Health service is chaotic and dysfunctional, says NHS chief"

This morning a letter by Dr Rinesh Parmar of The Doctors’ Association UK was published in The Times in response to an article published last week entitled “Health service is chaotic and dysfunction, says NHS chief”. Whilst we all recognise areas in which the NHS can improve, stating that NHS staff have lost their vocation cannot be further from the everyday reality of frontline staff going the extra mile for patients. Read the full letter here.