MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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-0.4 per cent GDP growth means Britain still in recession
UK economy still in recession

By staff Britain’s economy shrunk by -0.4 per cent in the third quarter, making this the longest recession since records began. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed a provisional 0.4 per cent contraction in gross domestic product, defying analysts’ hopes the UK economy could have returned to growth. Shadow chancellor George Osborne… Read more »

Ed Balls announces new support for low-income families
More help for at-risk families

By Emmeline Saunders Education minister Ed Balls has announced plans to help reduce poor parenting, debt and domestic violence for at-risk families. The National Family Intervention Strategy Group will bring together support to help reduce costs for children’s and families’ services under Family Intervention Projects (FIPs). FIPs, which were introduced last April, are specialist interventions… Read more »