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MDU scrutinising revised guidance for doctors on good medical practice

Responding to today’s announcement that the GMC is seeking views on a revised version of Good medical practice, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that it will be scrutinising the significant changes being proposed. The MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, explained that regulations must be compatible with the realities of doctors’ working lives and… Read more »

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BASC expels member for wildlife crime and firearms offences

BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has expelled for life a member convicted of wildlife crime and firearms offences. Expulsion from BASC involves the loss of shooting insurance, on which the ability to shoot may depend, and other benefits of membership. The member from Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to unlawfully trapping and beating to… Read more »

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Serious Fraud Office calls off bribery probe into Eurofighter deal
PM defends ending Saudi arms deal probe

The prime minister has defended the decision to call off the investigation into alleged corruption in a major defence deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia. Tony Blair said Britain’s relationship with the kingdom was “vitally important” for its efforts to tackle terrorism and to its strategic interests in the wider Middle East, and “that… Read more »

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Lord Drayson signs joint strike fighter deal
Joint strike fighter deal agreed

The government has signed up to the next stage of the £140 billion joint strike fighter (JSF) programme with the US, after assurances that it could use it independently. Defence minister Lord Drayson said the US government had confirmed it would pass on the technology needed to update and use the aircraft system, to ensure… Read more »