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Analysis – Brown seeks compromise on embryo bill

Gordon Brown has announced a compromise on the human fertilisation and embryology bill, after weeks of speculation over whether Labour MPs would be whipped into supporting the bill. The timing of the announcement will do little to dispel Mr Brown’s reputation as a ditherer, coming after a prolonged period of uncertainty. It is argued that… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Bill paves way for hybrid embryos
Brown concedes free vote on part of embryo bill

Gordon Brown has promised Labour MPs a free vote on the most contentious parts of the controversial embryo bill. The prime minister has said MPs will be given a free vote against the specific use of hybrid embryos, so-called ‘saviour siblings’ and IVF reform when the bill first enters the Commons. He explained these are… Read more »