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Ensure GMC standards reflect realities of medical practice, MDU urges

Changes to the GMC’s core guidance for doctors could lead to more regulatory investigations, the MDU warned today. The GMC is currently consulting on a new version of Good Medical Practice including widening the scope of the standards against which all doctors will be judged. Setting these standards is a key function of the GMC. By clearly… Read more »

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Nurse practitioners face multiple investigations into single incident

A review of nurse practitioner cases notified to leading medical defence organisation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), has found nurses now face a similar range of medico-legal investigations into incidents as doctors. Between 2017 and 2021, the MDU helped 400 nurse members with medico-legal processes including complaints, claims, disciplinary procedures and NMC investigations. The MDU… Read more »

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By politics.co.uk staff The National Union of Students (NUS) is drawing up plans to persuade students away from supporting the Liberal Democrats at the next general election. President Aaron Porter told the Observer newspaper his team would bid to highlight the Lib Dems’ U-turn on tuition fees by focusing their efforts on Lib Dems in… Read more »

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By politics.co.uk staff The Liberal Democrats planned to abandon their tuition fees pledge before the general election, it has emerged. A book written by Conservative MP Rob Wilson being serialised by the Guardian newspaper has revealed the party planned to ditch its higher education “headache” in secret preparations for coalition negotiations. The news is deeply… Read more »