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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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Westminster to debate privacy rules
Second chance for MPs’ FoI exemption

Legislation that would exempt MPs from the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act will gain a second chance of passing into law this week. In a highly atypical move, Conservative MP David Maclean’s private members’ bill will return to the Commons just a week after being ‘talked-out’. The bill would exempt MPs from the FoI Act…. Read more »

Parliament is still obliged to release information under the Freedom of Information Act
MPs not exempt from Freedom of Information Act

A private members’ bill by the former Tory chief whip David Maclean which would have exempted MPs from freedom of information enquiries has been blocked by a collection of MPs from all parties. Lib Dem MP Norman Baker and a handful of others succeeded in ‘talking out’ the bill by discussing it for five hours…. Read more »