Government proposals to force GPs to sign fewer sick notes for workers have been rejected by Doctors in Unite, which represents GPs and doctors operating in the NHS. Detailed government proposals were first briefed to the media earlier this month, indicating that the chancellor could announce in next month’s budget changes to the sick note […]
Doctors in Unite offer unwavering support to all junior doctors who have voted to take strike action. Junior doctors work relentless hours on the front lines of our hospitals, where their jobs have become ever more intense since the covid pandemic. Newly qualified doctors routinely leave medical school with many tens of thousands of pounds […]
Dr Nabarro’s recent comment that Covid-19 is primarily a droplet-borne infection flies in the face of overwhelming international scientific consensus that the pandemic is driven by airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Despite airborne transmission being accepted as the dominant mode of spread in almost every other arena, within official infection prevention and control (IPC) […]
Jack is as long standing member of Doctors in Unite and a regional representative of the union. He was interviewed by BBC Radio Sheffield’s Paulette Edwards about his career in General Practice, the problems facing GPs today, and Sheffield SOS NHS. From 14.18 – 33.40: link here.
Doctors in Unite passed the following motion on 22 January 2023, to be submitted to the Unite Policy Conference in July 2023. This conference recognises that: Unite policies include a number of controversial and unproven technologies, often promoted by vested interests, for example: This conference acknowledges that NO NEW fossil fuels should be extracted if […]
I Always Thought I’d Live
Kevin Higgins was a socialist and satirical poet. He was born in England to Irish parents and moved to live in Galway in the west of Ireland in the 1990s. He was the poet in residence at the Merlin Park Hospital in the city. He died of leukaemia in 2022. This was his last poem, […]
The founding principles of the NHS have long been under attack, but now it seems that some politicians from both Conservative and Labour parties are predicting its impending collapse unless radically reformed. The latter, of course, involves diverting even more money to health care and insurance companies, and propping up a small, inefficient and often […]
Doctors in Unite fully support our colleagues in the RCN in their strike action. No one withdraws their labour lightly but there comes a point when to carry on is more detrimental than to stop. Nurses work extremely hard and with dedication at the best of times, never more so than during the pandemic, yet […]
On November 6th Doctors in Unite voted unanimously to affiliate with Covid Families for Justice. We continue to support their campaign for a robust public inquiry into the tens of thousands of lives lost during the pandemic. You can find out more about the campaign, and the upcoming public inquiry, here.
Presentation – why and how to minimise risk