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GMC guidance on fatigued doctors welcomed by MDU

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes updated COVID-19 guidance for GMC fitness to practise decision makers. The guidance advises them to take account of ‘sustained and extreme periods of fatigue’ among doctors. Dr Caroline Fryar, MDU head of advisory services said: “Yesterday, an MDU survey of over 500 members revealed that one in four doctors admitted being… Read more »

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Sleep deprived doctors concerned about patient safety

Over a third of doctors say they feel sleep deprived on at least a weekly basis and over a quarter have been in a position where tiredness has impacted their ability to treat patients, a new survey by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has found. The UK’s leading medical defence organisation carried out the survey… Read more »

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Govt proposes right to request flexible working from day one of work

The government will seek to grant all employees the right to request flexible working. The plans, published today by the department for business, will, according to the government, allow 2.2 million more people the right to request flexible working. The proposed changes would permit all UK employees to request flexible working arrangements from day-one of… Read more »

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Report calls for expansion of e-scooters despite safety concerns
Report calls for expansion of e-scooters despite safety concerns

A report released today calls on the government to legalise private and shared e-scooters. The report, published by the Centre for London examines how ‘micromobility’ vehicles such as e-scooters and e-bikes could help to reduce car use, cut carbon emissions, and improve air quality. Its recommendations include granting Transport for London the power to manage… Read more »