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Being candid with patients is second nature to doctors, MDU survey finds

A new survey from the Medical Defence Union (MDU) of over 400 doctors has demonstrated doctors’ willingness to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong in their care. The survey of 411 MDU members* found: 99% of doctors followed up incidents by apologising, explaining what happened and trying to put things right,… Read more »

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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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Hughes insists reforms will show progress
Social mobility as bad as 1970s

Social mobility in the UK has not improved since the 1970s, despite ten years of a Labour government, a report by the Sutton Trust finds today. Based on research by the London School of Economics and University of Surrey, the report concludes educational success is still “overwhelmingly tied” to parental income. The researchers found the… Read more »

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Ministers defend early years learning

Ministers have been urged to rethink plans to make all toddlers follow a so-called national curriculum from next autumn. A panel of academics, including leading child psychologists, warn the government’s forthcoming early years foundation stage will force the under-fives to follow an overly prescriptive curriculum. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCFS) denies the… Read more »