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Women doctors need government action to help them up the career ladder, the report suggests
Women doctors ‘need govt help’

By Emmeline Saunders Female doctors should be given more help to reach the top of their profession, according to a new report by a working group. Introducing part-time working hours, flexible training and improving access to childcare and carers are among the recommendations laid out in the report by the National Working Group on Women… Read more »

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MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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The gay rights debate was prompted by the Tories' manouvres in the European parliament
Gay rights debacle puts Tory conference in a spin

By Ian Dunt The Tory conference continues to be bedevilled over gay issues, after a leading gay rights campaigner pulled out of its ‘Conference Pride’ event. Ben Summerskill, head of leading gay rights group Stonewall, decided not to attend the event last night over the conference presence of Michal Kaminski, chair of the Conservatives newly-formed… Read more »