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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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From petrol to pasta: how war in Ukraine is hitting British pockets
From petrol to pasta: how war in Ukraine is hitting British pockets

That chancellor Rishi Sunak kicked off this week’s Spring Statement with a nod to the Ukrainian resistance, is emblematic of the war’s ongoing domination of global politics. Even prior to the Russian build-up of forces on Ukraine’s border and its subsequent invasion, Britain and much of the west was grappling with a cost of living… Read more »

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Poorest households face 2 per cent more inflation, say IFS
It’s time Rishi Sunak got serious about the energy crisis

Ahead of the Spring Statement next week, surging energy bills, talk of fracking and Government hesitancy on action to reach net-zero should rightfully make us nervous. What we need is a clear UK-wide commitment to lower energy bills by improving energy efficiency in homes and businesses, delivered through a devolved Shared Prosperity Fund.  Households and… Read more »