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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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Tony McNulty says the government was wrong on pre-charge detention in 2005
McNulty pushes 42-day detention limit

Parliament was right to reject government proposals to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 90 days, a Home Office minister has said. Tony McNulty’s admission came as the government faces a Labour rebellion against its plans to raise the pre-charge detention limit from 28 to 42 days. MPs had rejected the 90-day proposal in… Read more »

MPs argue 'no evidence' to justify 42-day pre-charge detention
MPs prepare to oppose 42-day detention

Opposition politicians have vowed to fight the government’s controversial plans to extend pre-charge detention to 42 days. The counterterrorism bill received its second reading in the Commons unopposed last night but Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and some Labour MPs plan to attack specific passages when it enters the committee stage for scrutiny. MPs remain deeply sceptical… Read more »