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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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NHS roped in to knife crime effort

By staff Hospitals will share data on their knife-related admissions as part of the next stage of the government’s campaign against knife crime. An additional £220,000 will be provided to 100 hospitals by the end of the year to share the anonymous data, in a bid to improve intelligence about knife crime across the… Read more »

The official threat level of an al-Qaida attack on the UK has been lowered today from "severe" to "substantial".
Terror threat level lowered

By Liz Stephens The official threat level of an al-Qaida attack on the UK has been lowered today from “severe” to “substantial”. The decision to lower the threat level follows a new assessment by the UK’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) on intelligence gathered on terrorist groups both within the UK and abroad. “Substantial” is… Read more »