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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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Dr Hamish Meldrum is the chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) council
Comment: NHS funding gap needs urgent action

Health spending may be ringfenced, but the huge costs of the government’s reorganisation and a massive shortfall in funding could lead to cuts in frontline services. By Dr Hamish Meldrum The NHS is already a victim of cuts, as the health select committee’s report on public expenditure released today confirms. Although the health committee says… Read more »