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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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Tributes pour in for Sir David Amess

Tributes from across the political spectrum have been pouring in for Sir David Amess, after he was stabbed to death during a constituency meeting in Leigh-on-Sea. The 69 year old Conservative MP for Southend West had been an MP since 1983. MPs and political figures across the political divide have been paying tribute to Sir… Read more »

David Amess is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Southend West
Sir David Amess dies following stabbing at constituency meeting

Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed in an incident during a meeting in Leigh-on-Sea. Essex police confirmed a 25 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Sir David was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene. The Conservative MP for Southend West was holding a constituency surgery in… Read more »