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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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Time to lop off the pounds
Knives out for spending cuts debate

By Alex Stevenson A report outlining how the government could slash public spending by £50 billion has prompted angry reactions from the left. The TaxPayers’ Alliance and Institute of Directors’ (IoD) joint report outlines 32 steps to save £42.5 billion a year from 2010/11. Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, responded by… Read more »

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Higher energy prices coupled with rising unemployment could push hundreds of thousands more homes into fuel poverty
Thousands more face fuel poverty

By Liz Stephens Higher energy prices coupled with rising unemployment could push hundreds of thousands more homes into fuel poverty, a group of influential government advisors has said. The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) said about four million households in England are already in fuel poverty – which is defined as spending more than ten… Read more »