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MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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Tony Blair appears to back Gordon Brown as his successor
Blears confirms PM’s endorsement of Brown

Tony Blair’s warning that a “heavyweight” would knock the Conservatives out at the next election was a reference to Gordon Brown, Hazel Blears has said. The Labour party chairwoman said the prime minister “was talking about the chancellor of the exchequer” – although Mr Blair himself has refused to confirm this. Ms Blears told BBC… Read more »

Alan Johnson is backing Gordon Brown to be the next Labour leader
Johnson plays down leadership contest

Alan Johnson has welcomed the prospect of John Reid standing for the Labour leadership but has insisted that a high level contest was “not a necessity”. The education secretary, who has announced that he plans to stand for the party’s deputy leadership, told the BBC that “there’s a view in some places in the media,… Read more »