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Ensure GMC standards reflect realities of medical practice, MDU urges

Changes to the GMC’s core guidance for doctors could lead to more regulatory investigations, the MDU warned today. The GMC is currently consulting on a new version of Good Medical Practice including widening the scope of the standards against which all doctors will be judged. Setting these standards is a key function of the GMC. By clearly… Read more »

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Nurse practitioners face multiple investigations into single incident

A review of nurse practitioner cases notified to leading medical defence organisation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), has found nurses now face a similar range of medico-legal investigations into incidents as doctors. Between 2017 and 2021, the MDU helped 400 nurse members with medico-legal processes including complaints, claims, disciplinary procedures and NMC investigations. The MDU… Read more »

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The culture secretary has blocked the appointment of an ally of Mayor of London Boris Johnson
Boris appointment blocked by Bradshaw

By politics.co.uk staff The culture secretary has blocked the appointment of an ally of Mayor of London Boris Johnson to the Arts Council it was revealed today. The mayor put forward Veronica Wadley, former editor of the London Evening Standard as a candidate for running the Arts Council’s London office. However, her appointment was blocked… Read more »

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The former deputy of the mayor of London pleaded guilty today to charges of fraud by false misrepresentation.
Ian Clement receives suspended sentence

By politics.co.uk staff The former deputy of the mayor of London has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty today to charges of fraud by false misrepresentation. He has been ordered to do 100 hours of community service. Ian Clement was received the sentence for using his Greater London Authority (GLA) credit card to pay… Read more »