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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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Cannabis could be upgraded to Class B
Brown sparks cannabis U-turn

The government will look into reclassifying cannabis as a class B drug, following concerns about stronger strains of the drug. Gordon Brown announced today the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) will look again at penalties for possessing and using cannabis. It was downgraded from a class B to a class C drug… Read more »

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Ecstasy 'less harmful than alcohol'
Home Office defends ‘unfit’ drug policy

The government has no plans to review the drug classification system, despite new scientific claims it is “not fit for purpose”. The current ABC classification system does not accurately reflect the amount of harm caused by different drugs and in doing so, undermines public faith in the system, scientists claim. Research published in the Lancet… Read more »