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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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The proposed carriers will go ahead, but at a cost for the rest of the fleet
Navy ‘will get’ new carriers

By Peter Wozniak Programmes for the building of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy have been preserved following a last-ditch meeting of the national security council (NSC), according to reports. The two carriers, costing £5.2 billion, are apparently to go ahead despite the cuts drive at the Ministry of Defence which is overshadowing… Read more »

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Defence cuts are likely to hit industries associated with the Royal Navy and RAF hardest
Govt ‘wants to wreck UK defence industry’

By Peter Wozniak Government spending cuts in defence could “raze the UK defence industry to the ground”, Unite has claimed. The union cited a study based on work by Oxford Economics to suggest that cuts of 26% to the defence budget could leave 55,000 jobs at risk. Bernie Hamilton, a Unite officer, condemned the proposed… Read more »