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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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Tributes flow in from across the political divide for Eric Forth
Tributes paid to a great parliamentarian

As a right-wing Conservative MP, Eric Forth did not sit comfortably in David Cameron’s vision of his party. But the tributes that have flowed from all sides following his death on Wednesday night are testament to the special position he held in British politics. Mr Cameron described MP for Bromley and Chiselhurst as a “star”… Read more »

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David Cameron heads to Manchester to discuss how the party can improve its appeal
Cameron heads north for inspiration

David Cameron is in Manchester today to discuss with party activists how the Conservatives can improve their standing in Britain’s northern cities. The party failed to win any council seats in Manchester, Liverpool or Newcastle in the local elections earlier this year, and today’s visit with shadow chancellor George Osborne is part of a wider… Read more »