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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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G8 falling short of African aid targets
G8 challenged to meet aid targets

The Conservatives have now joined the chorus of voices holding the G8 to its 2005 promises, warning the G8 nations to “deliver what they pledged”. However, they say the effectiveness of aid projects should be seen as important as their scale, claiming too much of the G8 aid has failed to fully benefit its recipients…. Read more »

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Tony Blair is embarking on a farewell tour to Africa
Blair’s farewell to Africa

Tony Blair is embarking on a farewell tour to Africa, taking in Libya, Sierra Leone, and South Africa in an effort to publicise a new world trade deal. In the last ten years the prime minister has devoted more of Britain’s energies to Africa than at any time since the empire, and as his premiership… Read more »