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Step forward for safe spaces welcomed by MDU

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed a vote in the House of Lords to strengthen the ‘safe-space’ provisions under which healthcare professionals can take part in investigations that take place following a patient safety incident. Dr Matthew Lee, MDU chief executive said: “The need to move away from a culture of blame, to one… Read more »

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MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network

Foundation Year 1 members (FY1) of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) have raised over £30,000 which will be divided between the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network, two charities which provide health, wellbeing and financial support to doctors and medical students across the UK. The MDU reduced the first-year subscription from £10 to £5 for… Read more »

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Clegg: 'I do like the occasional cigarette'
Clegg comes clean on conscience and cigarettes

By politics.co.uk staff Nick Clegg has spoken honestly about his thought process in the run-up to the spending review – and his smoking habit. Appearing on radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the deputy prime minister said he had struggled with his conscience over cuts to public spending. “I have spent every day of this process,… Read more »

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Coalition: Here to stay?
Maude: Coalition could be permanent

By politics.co.uk staff The Conservative’s coalition with the Liberal Democrats could become permanent, Francis Maude is being quoted as saying. The Daily Mail reported that the Cabinet Office minister told a private gathering on Friday that Nick Clegg could remain deputy prime minister even if the Conservatives won a majority at the next election. “Even… Read more »