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MDU scrutinising revised guidance for doctors on good medical practice

Responding to today’s announcement that the GMC is seeking views on a revised version of Good medical practice, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that it will be scrutinising the significant changes being proposed. The MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, explained that regulations must be compatible with the realities of doctors’ working lives and… Read more »

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BASC expels member for wildlife crime and firearms offences

BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has expelled for life a member convicted of wildlife crime and firearms offences. Expulsion from BASC involves the loss of shooting insurance, on which the ability to shoot may depend, and other benefits of membership. The member from Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to unlawfully trapping and beating to… Read more »

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Unions to take on the cuts
Massive anti-cuts demo set for October

By staff Large-scale protests are being planned for this October as unions prepare their response to the public spending cuts to be announced in the comprehensive spending review. The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) wants a day of action on October 20th, when the chancellor will unveil the full scale of the reductions…. Read more »