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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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Home secretary John Reid says Alexander Litvinenko investigation is widening
Net widens in Litvinenko probe

British police will travel outside of the UK as part of their investigation into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, the government has confirmed. The ex-KGB agent died on November 23rd in London from radiation poisoning. After his death, he was found to have significant amounts of radioactive isotope polonium-210 (po-210) in his… Read more »

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David Davis warns of implications of Alexander Litvinenko's death
Spy death could have ‘enormous’ implications

Any involvement by the Russian state in the death of Alexander Litvinenko could have “enormous implications” for UK-Russian relations, David Davis has warned. The shadow home secretary acknowledged the need for caution in attributing blame for the death of the former spy in London last week, but said it was “incredibly important” to resolve the… Read more »