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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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Truss summons French Ambassador for talks amid fishing row
Truss summons French Ambassador for talks amid ongoing fishing dispute

Foreign secretary Liz Truss has summoned the French Ambassador Catherine Colonna to meet with Britain’s Europe Minister Wendy Morton this afternoon, amid an ongoing fishing licenses row. This latest flashpoint was triggered overnight on Wednesday, when France detained a British trawler and verbally warned another off the coast of Le Havre, and the French government… Read more »

Priti Patel dubs France's detainment of British trawler 'disappointing' amid fishing license row
Priti Patel dubs French government ‘disappointing’ amid fishing license row

Home secretary Priti Patel has described France’s decision to detain a British trawler and verbally warn another as “disappointing”. When asked today whether she was in talks with her French equivalent, she told journalists: “It is disappointing, and we as a country fulfilled all our obligations under the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA). “But at… Read more »