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Step forward for safe spaces welcomed by MDU

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed a vote in the House of Lords to strengthen the ‘safe-space’ provisions under which healthcare professionals can take part in investigations that take place following a patient safety incident. Dr Matthew Lee, MDU chief executive said: “The need to move away from a culture of blame, to one… Read more »

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MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network

Foundation Year 1 members (FY1) of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) have raised over £30,000 which will be divided between the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network, two charities which provide health, wellbeing and financial support to doctors and medical students across the UK. The MDU reduced the first-year subscription from £10 to £5 for… Read more »

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By politics.co.uk staff Jacqui Smith’s reputation is now in disgrace, the former home secretary has admitted. Ms Smith was speaking as a panellist on the BBC’s Question Time, during which she said that her apology to the Commons earlier this month made it clear she was wrong. Asked if she had been “disgraced”, she replied:… Read more »

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Tony Blair as EU president seems increasingly unlikely
Blair hopes fade as Lisbon’s raised

By Alex Stevenson Britain’s diplomatic offensive to win European politicians over to a Tony Blair presidency of the European Commission appears to have failed. Downing Street began playing down the hopes of success for Mr Blair’s potential candidacy after talks on the fringes of the leaders’ summit in Brussels yesterday. A lack of support from… Read more »