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Give trainees more support to avoid burnout says MDU

A survey of 67,000 doctors in training which shows worrying levels of burnout and exhaustion among the medical profession should concern us all, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today. The GMC’s annual National Training Survey found that the risk of burnout among medical trainees is now at its worst since it was first tracked in 2018…. Read more »

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Political red tape a threat to shooting in Wales

BASC has labelled the launch of a call for evidence on gamebird releasing in Wales as an “attempt to restrict shooting through red tape” and vowed to fight “restriction proposals” arising from it. The call for evidence focuses on pheasant and red-legged partridge, and has been launched by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to “inform the… Read more »

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Student anger with the Browne review continues unabated
Cable cancels visit in face of student anger

By Peter Wozniak Vince Cable has postponed a scheduled visit to Oxford University today, in the face of planned protests by students over cuts and tuition fees. The business secretary was due to attend a seminar where he would speak about his personal experience of government. A spokesman for Mr Cable stated: “Vince Cable has… Read more »

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Tuition fees may be capped

By Ian Dunt</> Nick Clegg has suggested tuition fees would be capped, contrary to the recommendations of the Browne review. Lord Browne’s report suggested the cap be lifted altogether, but speaking on the Andrew Marr programme today Mr Clegg said a cap could be put in place. The idea of capping annual fees at £7,000… Read more »