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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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British libel law is increasingly criticised overseas, and at home
British libel could see end of US papers in UK

By politics.co.uk staff Britain’s draconian libel laws could see US publishers refuse to send products to the UK, publishers have claimed. A memorandum to a Commons select committee said leading US newspapers are considering halting the practise of sending copies of their papers to the UK for fear of triggering a libel claim. “They do… Read more »

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Sarah Payne was murdered in 2000
‘Refocus justice on victims, not criminals’

By politics.co.uk staff The mother of murdered child Sarah Payne is calling on the government to fundamentally reshape the justice system. In a report out today Sara Payne will call for the government to concentrate justice on ensuring victims of crime are able to recover and get on with their lives. The victims’ champion, whose… Read more »