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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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Could Starmer's resignation be Labour's stroke of luck?
Could Starmer’s resignation be Labour’s stroke of luck?

Like any public figure, many criticisms could be offered of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.  A career-wrecking predilection for partying is not usually one of them. Yet it is a fresh probe into a boozy lockdown “work” gathering that currently threatens to cut short his political career. Starmer has been accused of breaching Covid rules… Read more »

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Starmer vows to resign if issued Covid fine
Starmer and Rayner vow to resign if issued Covid fines

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to resign if he is issued with a fine for breaching Covid rules. However he has maintained that it was “absolutely clear” that he broke no laws and that he is “here to stay” stating: “I simply had something to eat while working late in the evening, as… Read more »