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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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Sun setting... on Britain's war-fighting capability?
‘Belligerent’ Fox wants war-fighting capability

By Alex Stevenson Liam Fox has made the case for maintaining Britain’s present balanced military approach, sending strong signals that Britain’s strategic defence review is likely to avoid making a decisive break from the past. The defence secretary laid out the utility of military power across the spectrum of foreign policy – from prevention and… Read more »

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BBC denies misbalanced reporting over Taliban 'retreat' jibe
Tory MP uneasy as BBC ‘spreads Taliban propaganda’

By Alex Stevenson The BBC has jumped to defend itself after a Conservative MP accused it of giving Taliban statements disproportionately high prominence. Reporting of defence secretary Liam Fox’s statement to the Commons on Afghanistan yesterday saw the Taliban attempt to paint Britain’s withdrawal from the Sangin area as a ‘retreat’. Tory MP David Tredinnick… Read more »