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MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network

Foundation Year 1 members (FY1) of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) have raised over £30,000 which will be divided between the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network, two charities which provide health, wellbeing and financial support to doctors and medical students across the UK. The MDU reduced the first-year subscription from £10 to £5 for… Read more »

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Government to take firmer stance on religious ‘conversion therapy’

Mike Freer, the Minister for Equalities, has confirmed that the Government’s proposed ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ will cover both practices that take place in religious settings and those that are carried out by ministers of religion. LGBT Humanists has previously called on the Government to close loopholes in its proposals on religious conversion therapy. Today it has welcomed… Read more »

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Plans to reduce Channel crossings breach human rights obligations, says committee
Report claims plans to reduce Channel crossings breach human rights obligations

Government proposals to forcibly push back people attempting to cross the Channel should be scrapped if the Government cannot show they are compatible with the UK’s human rights obligations, a report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights has found. Last week 27 people died trying to cross the Channel into England. Over 26,000 people have made the perilous journey to the UK… Read more »

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Health secretary 'not worried' about a 'pingdemic'
Health secretary ‘not worried’ about a ‘pingdemic’

Health secretary Sajid Javid has said he is not worried about vast numbers of people self-isolating due to the Omicron Covid variant. He told Sky News’ Breakfast programme this morning: “At this point in time the case numbers are very low. I think for the UK we’ve got 22 confirmed cases. That will certainly go… Read more »