We are moved to write this statement as UK doctors, to every member of the public; to every person who relies on the NHS...
Working conditions are dire and UK doctors are burnt out. We’re excessively criticised in the media, let down by unions and stretched beyond capacity after the Government cut £40bn from the NHS. Our patients aren’t safe and we’re not safe either. That's why we need to come together to create sustainable change for a better NHS.FIND OUT HOW
After a decade of Government cuts, the NHS is at breaking point. Cutbacks on staffing have meant a lack of safe care for patients, with many doctors feeling isolated and overstretched. This situation is totally unacceptable and we are moved to speak up.READ MORE
Visa delays are preventing foreign doctors from working in the NHS. This puts further stress on hospitals and often pushes medics into financial hardship because of the fees involved to fast-track a decision. It also means medical jobs are going unfilled, affecting patient safety.READ MORE
A growing number of family doctors are reducing the hours they work to avoid a huge and unexpected pension tax bill. Our patients are waiting longer for an appointment as a result. We need to be doing everything to keep experienced GPs in the profession, not penalising them financially to do so.READ MORE