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Ensure GMC standards reflect realities of medical practice, MDU urges

Changes to the GMC’s core guidance for doctors could lead to more regulatory investigations, the MDU warned today. The GMC is currently consulting on a new version of Good Medical Practice including widening the scope of the standards against which all doctors will be judged. Setting these standards is a key function of the GMC. By clearly… Read more »

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Nurse practitioners face multiple investigations into single incident

A review of nurse practitioner cases notified to leading medical defence organisation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), has found nurses now face a similar range of medico-legal investigations into incidents as doctors. Between 2017 and 2021, the MDU helped 400 nurse members with medico-legal processes including complaints, claims, disciplinary procedures and NMC investigations. The MDU… Read more »

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Minister says local elections won’t decide Johnson’s fate
Minister says local elections won’t decide Johnson’s fate

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has brushed off suggestions that Thursday’s local elections are a referendum on the prime minister’s premiership. Quizzed by  Sky News over whether the 5 May results will impact whether or not Boris Johnson remains in No 10, Trevelyan said: “No. Because as I say local council elections… A, they are… Read more »