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MDU scrutinising revised guidance for doctors on good medical practice

Responding to today’s announcement that the GMC is seeking views on a revised version of Good medical practice, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that it will be scrutinising the significant changes being proposed. The MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, explained that regulations must be compatible with the realities of doctors’ working lives and… Read more »

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BASC expels member for wildlife crime and firearms offences

BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has expelled for life a member convicted of wildlife crime and firearms offences. Expulsion from BASC involves the loss of shooting insurance, on which the ability to shoot may depend, and other benefits of membership. The member from Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to unlawfully trapping and beating to… Read more »

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No 10 rejects Rees-Mogg's claims some Covid rules were 'inhumane'
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PM should not resign if issued 'partygate' fine, says minister
PM should not resign if issued ‘partygate’ fine, says minister

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