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Being candid with patients is second nature to doctors, MDU survey finds

A new survey from the Medical Defence Union (MDU) of over 400 doctors has demonstrated doctors’ willingness to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong in their care. The survey of 411 MDU members* found: 99% of doctors followed up incidents by apologising, explaining what happened and trying to put things right,… Read more »

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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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Bodies handed over to UK authorities in Iraq identified as two British men taken hostage in Baghdad in May 2007
PM leads condolences over Iraq hostages

Gordon Brown has expressed his “very severe condolences” to the families of two British men whose bodies were handed over to UK authorities in Iraq on Friday. Today the two bodies were identified as Jason Creswell and Jason Swindlehurst, two out of five men taken hostage two years ago in Baghdad. “It is with deep… Read more »

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The one man supporting a private Iraq inquiry: Alistair Campbell

By Ian Dunt Gordon Brown has finally found an ally in his struggle to keep the Iraq inquiry secret: former spin doctor Alistair Campbell. Mr Campbell, who was cleared of wrongdoing in the run-up to the war by the Hutton inquiry, said critics of the war had already made up their minds and the shape… Read more »