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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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MPs condemn “appalling” asylum policy

MPs have robustly criticised the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK, concluding many applicants lack advice and support and the overall experience can be “inhuman and degrading”. The joint committee on human rights concluded the asylum process is “overly complex and poorly administrated” and called on the government to undertake a comprehensive review. In… Read more »

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ID cards for immigrants to strengthen UK security

Foreign nationals will be forced to carry ID cards, as part of new measures to strengthen border controls, the Home Office announced today. Immigration minister Liam Byrne said foreign nationals will need ID cards to work or claim benefits, restricting access to those qualified. The measure was announced as part of a raft of measures… Read more »