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Being candid with patients is second nature to doctors, MDU survey finds

A new survey from the Medical Defence Union (MDU) of over 400 doctors has demonstrated doctors’ willingness to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong in their care. The survey of 411 MDU members* found: 99% of doctors followed up incidents by apologising, explaining what happened and trying to put things right,… Read more »

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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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Usually by this time on a parliamentary Wednesday the party leaders are relaxing after their weekly Commons ordeal. Perhaps this was why this week’s prime minister’s questions was a choppy, queasy affair. By Alex Stevenson The sense of unease was palpable after the morning’s service in Westminster Abbey, which forced this week’s PMQs into its… Read more »

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EHRC chair Trevor Phillips faced tough questioning by MPs over a climate of fear at the commission
Phillips denies ‘climate of fear’ at Human Rights Commission

By Emmeline Saunders The chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) denied being ruling over a ‘climate of fear’ while being questioned by a Commons committee today on the resignation of four former commissioners. Trevor Phillips, who has proved a controversial figure since he took up the chair, faced criticism from former commissioners… Read more »