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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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Ofsted inspectors reported high levels of "trauma" in young children
Ofsted finds ‘worrying’ levels of sexual behaviour in young children

By Liz Stephens Schools have repeatedly suspended pupils as young as four for inappropriate sexual behaviour, an Ofsted inquiry has found. Investigating an increase in exclusions from primary schools, school inspectors unearthed high incidences of children touching other children inappropriately and using sexually explicit language as well as swearing, attacking staff and damaging property. The… Read more »

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Police officers have been called into schools in England to deal with violence more than 7,000 times
Minority blamed for 7,000 police call-outs to schools

Police officers had to be called into schools in England because of violent incidents over 7,000 times in the last 12 months, it has emerged. Information obtained by the Conservatives under the Freedom of Information Act from 25 of the 39 English police forces highlight the number of times officers were called to school premises… Read more »