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MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported

MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported Leading not for profit indemnifier, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today that almost all the requests it receives from its healthcare professional members for help with medico-legal issues are supported. The MDU provides full assistance, which can include legal defence and… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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