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MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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Vernon Coaker defends watered-down policing and crime bill
Coaker: Police reforms “radical” despite govt backdown

Suggestions the policing and crime bill is toothless following the dropping of plans to make police authorities directly elected have been denied by Home Office minister Vernon Coaker. Speaking at a briefing for journalists before the bill’s publication today, Mr Coaker said police forces faced a “pretty radical” set of reforms even without the directly… Read more »

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Smith: No more council snooping
Smith: No more council snooping

There will be a clampdown on local authorities using surveillance techniques for trivial offences, the home secretary has announced today. Jacqui Smith is overhauling the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to ensure the powers are no longer used for trivial misdemeanours by local authorities. Ms Smith said: “I don’t want to see these powers… Read more »