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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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Raoul Moat was tasered while police tried to prevent his suicide.
PM attacks ‘public sympathy’ for killer Moat

By Ian Dunt David Cameron has hit out at the “wave of public sympathy” for Raoul Moat, the killer whose one-week chase from the police ended in his death this weekend. Asked about a Facebook page in which several members of the public had criticised the police for the six-hour siege which ended in Moat’s… Read more »

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William Hague has called for `judge-led` inquiry
Britain waits for torture inquiry announcement

By Alex Stevenson David Cameron could confirm an inquiry into British complicity in the torture of terror suspects later. The prime minister is understood to have agreed the terms to an inquiry led by a judge, it has been widely reported. Foreign secretary William Hague had already called for a “judge-led” inquiry to investigate the… Read more »