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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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Gordon Brown launches online English tuition
Brown pushes English as global language

Gordon Brown today launched a new campaign to make English the world’s “common language of choice”. To facilitate Britain’s linguistic global dominance, the prime minister has launched an international ‘teach yourself English’ website. Mr Brown said: “In total, two billion people worldwide will be learning English by 2020. But there are millions more on every… Read more »

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Violence continues in Kenya
Tories seek confirmation on Kenya and Pakistan from Miliband

The Conservatives have called on foreign secretary David Miliband to come before the Commons next week to set out the UK’s position on Kenya and Pakistan. In a letter to Mr Miliband, shadow foreign minister David Lidington has called on the government to ensure urgent action is taken in both countries as violence continues to… Read more »