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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 parliament's plans for 20 weeks maternity leave at full pay defeated
EU pregnancy law scuppered

By politics.co.uk staff MEPs’ plans to extend minimum maternity leave at full pay to 20 weeks have been defeated by ministers. Intense lobbying by employment minister Ed Davey among his European colleagues appears to have paid off for the government, which vigorously opposed the proposals. Initial plans from the European Commission to extend paid maternity… Read more »

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The European plans would see women getting 20 weeks maternity leave at full pay
Davey flies to Europe to fight off EU pregnancy law

By politics.co.uk staff European plans to force companies to provide 20 weeks of maternity leave at full pay are being challenged by the government. The pregnant workers directive was put forward by the European parliament in October, but London has claimed the plans and unaffordable and “regressive”. Employment minister Ed Davey heads to Brussels today… Read more »