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MDU welcomes step forward for openness and learning in NHS

After a successful campaign to improve the safe space provisions in the Health and Care Bill, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) explains why this is a step forward for patient safety. Following its return from the House of Lords to the House of Commons this week, both chambers have now agreed that coroners should not routinely… Read more »

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MDU offers free membership for doctors fleeing war in the Ukraine

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, announced today it will be offering to waive the first year of membership subscriptions for doctors who are fleeing the Ukraine or other conflict zones and are looking to resume practice in NHS roles. This follows news that the GMC is planning to fast track… Read more »

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Lord Stevens' report finds no conspiracy in death of Princess Diana
‘No conspiracy or cover up’ in Diana death

There was “no conspiracy or cover up” in the car accident that killed Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed nine years ago, the official report has concluded. Former Metropolitan police commissioner Lord Stevens said that after a three-year, £3.6 million probe, he believed the Paris crash was simply a “tragic accident”. However, Mohammed Al-Fayed rejected the… Read more »

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Lord Goldsmith says Britain should consider a written constitution
Britain should ‘seriously consider’ written constitution

Britain’s top lawyer has said the government should “seriously consider” introducing a written constitution. Attorney general Lord Goldsmith said there were “strong reasons in principle” why such a document, which would lay out all Britain’s laws and conventions in one place, should be drawn up. His comments will be welcomed by Gordon Brown, who is… Read more »