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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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Johnson questioned over Russia and Partygate in liasion committee

Johnson: ‘We need to intensify sanctions against Russia’ Boris Johnson has called on Western allies to intensify sanctions against Russia ‘until every single Russian troop is out of Ukraine’. Appearing in front of the liaison committee, the prime minister was asked by foreign affairs committee chair Tom Tugendhat about at what stage the UK should… Read more »

Downing Street adamant ‘Putin must fail in Ukraine’ despite supporting Russia negotiations

Number 10 appeared to contradict itself this morning after restating the government’s belief that “Putin must fail in Ukraine”, despite supporting Ukrainian-Russian negotiations over a settlement. At Monday’s Downing Street lobby briefing, the prime minister’s spokesperson stressed it will be for Ukrainian president Zelenskyy “to decide on the right approach” to Ukraine-Russia negotiations. “It is… Read more »