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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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Forced marriage figures suggest the problem is worse than the government thought
Figures raise forced marriage up govt agenda

The government has admitted more needs to be done to reduce forced marriages in Britain. A Home Office spokesperson made the admission after separate figures showed the problem may be greater than previously thought. Labour backbencher Margaret Moran set up a study by Dr Nazia Khanum which looked at the number of forced marriages in… Read more »

Straw concerned at prison population
Straw warns of media influence on sentencing

Judges and magistrates have a “responsibility” to ignore sensationalist media coverage and not exacerbate the rising prison population, the justice secretary has said. Jack Straw said sentencers did not operate in a vacuum and it appeared that calls in the media for tougher sentencing and the return of the death penalty had a “tangible effect”… Read more »