There are currently 100,000 vacancies in Britain's National Health Service. To look after a population of over 67 million, it relies on 1.26 million staff, 140,000 doctors and 350,000 nurses in the NHS. As Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Stephen Barclay announce a new NHS Workforce Long Term Plan, you’d think the NHS would be keen to retain as many British-trained highly experienced doctors and nurses as possible, wouldn’t you?
Dr David Cartland is a highly-qualified General Practitioner (GP) in Cornwall at the south-western tip of Britain. GPs are senior doctors, the equivalent of a Consultant grade in hospital medicine. Cartland’s foundation years in the medical profession were spent in the English West Midlands. He qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 2008 as a graduate-entry medic. In 2004, he was awarded a first-class honours Biomedical Science degree, reading immunology, virology, microbiology and medical statistics. He went onto publish a paper on angiogenesis as part of the Birmingham Angiogenesis research group.
It has been over a year since Dr David Cartland gave his first public interview to UK Column, NHS in Crisis. Now, nearly eighteen months later, UK Column Nursing Correspondent Debi Evans catches up with him to find out what life is like from inside the NHS. Cartland is at the pinnacle of his career, with many years of service to medicine ahead of him. He has everything to lose and nothing to gain from speaking out. How are whistleblowers in the NHS treated? How have the General Medical Council treated him? Has the British Medical Association looked after him?
A married father of four, David Cartland is not just a practising doctor; he is also a practising Christian, a devoted family man and an ardent supporter of Aston Villa football team. As a doctor, he takes his responsibilities very seriously and recounts the day he graduated and took the Hippocratic Oath. It was a vow to Primum non nocere—First, Do No Harm. Caring for patients and playing a part, however small, in their lives is both an honour and a privilege, a responsibility that is not taken lightly. No-one becomes a doctor or a nurse for the acclaim, thanks or financial rewards. The motivation is simple: to care for those who are sick.
At the start of the ‘pandemic’, the medical profession was in shock; the confusion, fear and uncertainty of what lay ahead was palpable within the NHS. Who had seen a pandemic right on their doorstep before? No-one knew what to expect, and thus the great majority of medics accepted what the ‘science’ appeared to be telling them. Despite having grave reservations over the timing of the roll-out of a brand new and novel ‘vaccine’ with little or no safety data, David Cartland rolled up his sleeve and did as he was asked.
After losing his best friend to the ‘pandemic’, the decision to take the injection was a no-brainer for Cartland. What kind of doctor would not take an injection to protect his patients? But had common sense gone out of the window? Were our doctors being ‘blinded by the light’? As the talk started to circulate of impending mandatory vaccinations for British health staff, Cartland became more concerned. How many of his colleagues were being coerced into taking an injection that they didn’t need? How many would suffer as a result? How many jobs would be lost?
Questioning everything with his colleagues and bosses, David Cartland soon found that silence is deafening. Not satisfied with silence, he decided, as an experienced researcher in his own right, to do more research to try to find the answers to his questions. As he went further down the trail, he discovered more and more. Not one to keep his findings to himself, Cartland soon found his views and findings were met with obfuscation and hostility from those around him. Feeling more and more isolated, he found himself at the centre of a storm of critic from his peers and his professional body, the British Medical Association.
The vow to ‘Do No Harm’ which had kept David Cartland’s soul alight suddenly burst aflame. It was imperative that he stuck to his oath and did what was in the best interests of his patients, not of the NHS nor the Government. Constantly trying to engage with colleagues and his peer group over his concerns about what he was seeing, he was repeatedly stonewalled and ignored. Reluctantly, he took to social media to highlight his concerns, but was often met with abuse, accusations and trolls, intent on shutting him down both verbally and from practising as a doctor.
Even though Cartland had volunteered his upper arm for not one but two injections, he was immediately branded an anti-vaxxer. Analysing the Yellow Card data from the MHRA, he became even more certain that the Covid injections were causing a massive increase in serious adverse reactions; however, once again, he was branded an alarmist and chastised by his own profession. Suffering with vaccine injuries himself, how does he cope with the deluge of information regarding the lack of safety data and the secrecy over the vaccine ingredients?
Over the last three years, David Cartland has continued to speak up: he has refused to remain silent, but at a huge cost. As he struggles to find regular work as a GP in the UK, he explains the lengths he has had to go to in order to put food on the table for his young family. Has he been driven out of the NHS, the institution he loved so much? Where, how and when does the witch hunt end? What is British primary healthcare like in July 2023? How safe is the NHS? Will we even have GPs by the end of the decade?
In a revealing and candid interview, Dr David Cartland, the kind, empathetic doctor who refuses to be silenced, addresses some elephants in the room in conversation with Debi Evans. Is there shedding from Covid injections? Has there been an uptick in patients presenting with mental health problems? Shockingly, we hear of a number of young men who are having difficulty in starting a family. Why?
Please support David Cartland however you can. There are not many young doctors with a family to support who would give up everything in order to stay true to ‘Do No Harm’. If you are a young doctor and are not able to sleep at night because of what you are witnessing, please get in contact. UK Column will provide you with a safe place to connect with others, anonymously if preferred. We need more Dr David Cartlands.
Despite being de-platformed from most social media accounts, David can still be found on Twitter as @CartlandDavid. If you would like to contact Dr Cartland for a professional consultation, please click here.