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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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Sleep deprived doctors concerned about patient safety

Over a third of doctors say they feel sleep deprived on at least a weekly basis and over a quarter have been in a position where tiredness has impacted their ability to treat patients, a new survey by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has found. The UK’s leading medical defence organisation carried out the survey… Read more »

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By Ian Dunt Alan Duncan has unreservedly apologised for saying MPs were being forced to live on “rations” since the expenses scandal. The comments were caught on a secretly recorded video by activist group Don’t Panic. The group had previously dug a pound sign into the shadow leader of the House’s garden, at which point… Read more »