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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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David Davis faces new by-election threat from rape victim
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A rape victim angry at David Davis’ alleged lack of interest in sexual violence is to challenge the former shadow home secretary in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election. Jill Saward, who was raped in 1986, is critical of Mr Davis’ decision to fight a by-election on the single issue of pre-charge detention. Her name is… Read more »

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Police will be allowed to follow rowdy groups
Rowdy youths to be ‘relentlessly filmed’ by police

Rowdy groups of young people are to be openly filmed by police and followed around their neighbourhood under new plans announced in a speech today by the home secretary, Jacqui Smith. The proposals are designed to turn the tables on the Conservatives, who have been accusing Labour of going soft on its ‘respect agenda’ by… Read more »