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Clinical negligence liabilities overshadow public finances MDU warns

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says it is extremely worrying that the amount of money earmarked to cover the total cost of clinical negligence claims (including both including IBNR and PPOs) against the NHS in England has risen to £128.6 billion. This is an increase on the previous year’s figure of £85.2 billion and the… Read more »

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The Conservatives have launched their plans to tackle human trafficking
Tories launch human trafficking plan

The Conservatives have launched their plans to tackle human trafficking – an offence they describe as “the modern slave trade”. Between 700,000 and two million women and children are trafficked across international borders every year, the party said, with an estimated 4,000 victims of trafficking for prostitution in the UK in 2003 – but no… Read more »

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Two missing girls are thought to have been murdered
Prostitute murders prompt calls for law change

The Liberal Democrats have called for a “wholesale review” of Britain’s prostitution laws, amid fears that a serial killer is targeting sex workers in Ipswich. Leader Menzies Campbell said the spate of prostitute murders in Suffolk highlighted the plight of many women on drugs or facing poverty who were forced on to the street, and… Read more »