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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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Rebellion over plans to open access to medical files
Rebellion over plans to open access to medical files

By Ian Dunt A coalition of healthcare organisations has called on Jack Straw to back down over plans to grant government unprecedented access to individuals’ medical records. The move comes on a day of increased concentration on civil liberties, with the government seeking to renew its control order legislation and a politics.co.uk poll showing substantial… Read more »

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Britain: A police state?
politics.co.uk poll shows huge support for civil liberties

By politics.co.uk staff A new poll for politics.co.uk shows massive support for civil liberties in the UK, and a deep-seated anger at government infringement of British freedoms. The poll comes on a day of increased concentration on civil liberties, with the government seeking to renew its control order legislation and opposition to a clause in… Read more »