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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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Batley and Spen preview

Previewing the Batley and Spen by-election, Ian Dunt says that anyone expecting a re-run of Hartlepool should think again. Labour trail six points behind the Conservatives in the polls, going into the by-election on 1st July. Politics.co.uk’s editor-at-large also spoke about why the Kim Leadbeater is the “perfect candidate” for Labour, and why Ed Davey… Read more »