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Family doctors could be allowed to carry out abortions
DoH ‘considering’ GP-based abortion

Ministers are considering allowing family doctors to conduct abortions, it has been revealed. Trials are currently underway to assess the safety and effectiveness of early abortions in “non-traditional settings” and, if successful, the government could authorise GPs to carry out early medical abortions from next year. The scheme follows a recommendation from MPs that the… Read more »

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MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body offering indemnity and medico-legal support to doctors and dental professionals, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director. Andrew and team are responsible for leading the development and growth of the MDU’s products and services to 200,000 doctor and dentist members. Having worked in… Read more »

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Peer collapses during Lords debate
Peer collapses during heated debate

A peer collapsed in the House of Lords last night minutes after delivering a speech on the human fertilisation and embryology bill. The Labour peer Lord Brennan collapsed in the chamber during the second reading of the controversial bill. Fellow Labour peer Lord Darzi performed heart massage on the 65-year-old. Lord Darzi is practicing a… Read more »