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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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GCSE results show rise in English and maths but fall in languages entries
Basics do well at GCSE but language entries fall

The number of students getting a good pass in their maths and English GCSEs has increased slightly this year, despite business concerns about a decline in basic skills. Ministers and union leaders welcomed the rise in students getting a C grade or above in English, from 60.9 per cent to 61.6 per cent, and in… Read more »

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CBI warns GCSEs are failing school leavers
Firms left to train students ‘failed by school’

The school system is failing to equip young people with the most basic numeracy and literacy skills and businesses are forced to fill the gap, the CBI has warned. Research by the employers body finds one in three firms is having to send staff for remedial training to teach them basic English and maths they… Read more »