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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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Radical changes announced to the Child Support Agency
Child support overhaul revealed

The Child Support Agency (CSA) is to be scrapped and replaced with a new body with much tougher powers to collect maintenance, it was announced today. The new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (C-Mec) will be able to confiscate the passports or driving licences of absent parents who refuse to pay for the upkeep of… Read more »

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Tory report says couples are key to social breakdown
Tories: Families solution to growing underclass

The government must promote the benefits of marriage to tackle a “growing underclass” in Britain, a Conservative policy group has argued. The party’s social justice taskforce, led by former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, says family breakdown is a major cause of drug and alcohol addiction, crime and the failure of many individuals to fulfil… Read more »