NHS frontline doctor QUITS because Dominic Cummings did not resign

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NHS frontline doctor QUITS a week after he threatened to hand in his notice if Dominic Cummings did not resign over his 260mile lockdown trip to Durham

  • Dr Dominic Pimenta said Dominic Cummings ‘spits in the face’ of the NHS 
  • Junior doctor threatened to resign if the Downing Street aide remained in his job
  • Dr Pimenta has today sensationally announced he has quit his job in the NHS 

An NHS frontline doctor who threatened to quit unless Dominic Cummings stood down has today sensationally announced he has resigned. 

Dr Dominic Pimenta hit the headlines last month when he launched a furious tirade directed at the Downing Street aide, after it was revealed he has travelled across the country during the lockdown. 

The London cardiology registrar said he was prepared to quit if Cummings stayed in his job and has now stood by his pledge by handing in his notice and stepping back from the NHS frontline as the coronavirus crisis continues. 

Today, the London cardiology registrar announced he had resigned from his job

NHS frontline doctor Dr Dominic Pimenta threatened to quit unless Dominic Cummings stood down. Today, the London cardiology registrar announced he had resigned from his job

In a tweet this morning, Dr Pimenta wrote: 'Cool subtweet guys. I gave my notice Monday.'

In a tweet this morning, Dr Pimenta wrote: ‘Cool subtweet guys. I gave my notice Monday.’

In a tweet this morning, Dr Pimenta wrote: ‘Cool subtweet guys. I gave my notice Monday.’ 

Speaking in the wake of the Cummings scandal last month, the doctor told Good Morning Britain: ‘It’s incredibly insulting to myself to the NHS staff and frankly to everyone in this country who’s lost loved ones,’ adding: ‘It’s unacceptable and I will not accept it.’

It came after he tweeted a picture of himself wearing personal protective equipment, saying: ‘This stuff is hot and hard work. 

‘Haven’t seen my parents since January. Frankly, Cummings spits in the face of all our efforts, the whole NHS. If he doesn’t resign, I will.’ 

This comes as the Attorney General insisted she made no public legal view by defending the Durham trip made by Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser.

Suella Braverman, the chief legal adviser to the Government, faced claims she had undermined the impartiality of her role and the rule of law following her intervention in the case of Dominic Cummings.

But she described the criticism as ‘simply absurd’ before stressing her ‘full confidence’ in the operational independence of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police.

Speaking last month, the junior doctor told GMB: 'Cummings spits in the face of all our efforts, the whole NHS. If he doesn't resign, I will'. Pictured, the senior government advisor outside his London home on May 24

Speaking last month, the junior doctor told GMB: ‘Cummings spits in the face of all our efforts, the whole NHS. If he doesn’t resign, I will’. Pictured, the senior government advisor outside his London home on May 24

Ms Braverman tweeted ‘protecting one’s family is what any good parent does’ as she highlighted a Downing Street statement which defended Mr Cummings’ behaviour last month.

The Prime Minister’s aide travelled from London to Durham during the lockdown because of concerns over who would look after his son if both he and his wife were incapacitated by coronavirus.

Durham Police concluded Mr Cummings may have committed a ‘minor breach’ of the regulations by taking a trip to Barnard Castle but took no further action. 

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