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Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says MDU

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Medical Defence Union (MDU) engaged closely with this inquiry, submitting written evidence. The MDU welcomes the publication of today’s report but cautioned against too much focus on fundamental and complex structural change, at… Read more »

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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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University applications are up 6.4 per cent this year
University applications up despite top-up fees

Applications to British universities are up 6.4 per cent this year, despite the introduction of top-up fees. Figures released today by university applications service Ucas show 395,307 people applied to enter higher education in 2007, some 23,624 more than in 2006. “These figures are encouraging for all who believe the expansion of higher education is… Read more »

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Bill Rammell urges lecturers' unions to ballot their members on pay deals
Minister steps in to university pay dispute

The government has intervened in the university pay dispute and urged lecturers’ unions to put the latest offer to a ballot of their members. Higher education minister Bill Rammell said yesterday’s final offer of a 13.1 per cent pay increase over three years was rejected by union leaders “seemingly out of hand”. “I am extremely… Read more »