MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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'Little improvement' in young children's skills
Early-years education ‘having little effect’

The government’s efforts to improve early-years education have not had a significant effect on children starting primary school, research has found. Academics at Durham University looked at the impact of the government’s various pre-school initiatives on school starters, using performance indicators in primary schools (PIP). Researchers at the university’s Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre looked… Read more »

Hidden costs of PFI emerging
MPs warn against rushed school building

The government should be cautious about relying on private money to fund new school building projects, a committee of MPs has warned. The Commons education committee welcomed the government’s investment in school building but said the benefits would be lost if the government rushed through projects. Around half of the £35 billion rebuild programme is… Read more »