The Doctors' Association UK
An NHS where doctors have a greater voice would be a better NHS for everyone.
Doctors hold a vocation for the work they do. We spend our lives caring for patients, leading teams within the National Health Service and promoting the best, safest and most effective healthcare.
It makes sense that frontline doctors should be instrumental in shaping UK healthcare policy.
We should be cultivating the forward direction for our profession within the institutions which govern us. We should be ensuring that our collective voice speaks to the government and demands to be heard when it is developing policy. We should be engaged with the media outlets whose opinions inform the public about the state of the NHS.
None of this is happening, and doctors consequently feel unheard, powerless and disenfranchised.
Things need to change, and The Doctors' Association UK seeks to bring about that change.
We are a new campaigning and lobbying organisation, comprised solely of UK doctors. We advocate for both doctors and patients, and we're fighting for a better NHS for everyone. We grew from online community of 29,000 UK doctors, but have become an independent force for change. DAUK has been responsible for national campaigns such as #ScraptheCap and #LearnNotBlame. We are a strictly non-profit organisation, made up of a committee of volunteers who receive no remuneration for their time, and are fully accountable to our membership. DAUK is Limited by Guarantee, meaning none of our committee have any shares, and therefore every penny raised through membership or donations is used towards advocating for doctors. This is enshrined in our constitution.
We energise and empower doctors to speak out about the issues that matter to them. To the government in Westminster and the devolved administrations. To our governing institutions. To MPs and other elected members. To the media. We are acutely aware of the current state of the NHS and want to ensure our profession is heard. Read about the results of our advocacy here.
UK doctors' voices have not been heard collectively, until now. We stand for a better NHS. Stand with us.