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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Justice secretary Jack Straw was lobbied by BP over Britain's transfer agreement with Libya it was revealed today.
Straw was lobbied by BP over Libya

By Liz Stephens Justice secretary Jack Straw was lobbied by BP over Britain’s transfer agreement with Libya it was revealed today. According to reports in The Times Mr Straw took two telephone calls from former MI6 agent Sir Mark Allen, a consultant for BP, in 2007. Sir Mark had previously been instrumental in negotiations with… Read more »

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‘Dear Gordon’: Resignation letter in full

Read the full letter of resignation from Eric Joyce, the parliamentary private secretary to defence secretary Bob Ainsworth. Gordon As you may know, I told Bob Ainsworth some weeks ago that I intended to step down as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to the defence secretary before the start of the new parliamentary term. This seems… Read more »