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Being candid with patients is second nature to doctors, MDU survey finds

A new survey from the Medical Defence Union (MDU) of over 400 doctors has demonstrated doctors’ willingness to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong in their care. The survey of 411 MDU members* found: 99% of doctors followed up incidents by apologising, explaining what happened and trying to put things right,… Read more »

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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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Govt emissions account for 0.4 per cent of the national total
Govt cheating on emission figures, committee warns

Government claims to have cut its carbon emissions are based on rearranging balance sheets, an environmental committee has said. The Ministry of Defence claimed a big cut in emissions after it sold off defence agency QinetiQ, but the emissions were in fact just moved off the balance sheet to the private sector. The government has… Read more »

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The government is taking steps to accelerate its emission cuts
Govt ‘still failing’ on sustainable development

Government departments across Whitehall are failing to meet their carbon emission reduction targets, a report finds. The Sustainable Development Commission’s annual assessment of the government’s progress notes emissions are down four per cent on 1999/2000 levels. But it warns individual departments are “still not on track” to meet the 12.5 per cent target by 2010/11…. Read more »