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MDU scrutinising revised guidance for doctors on good medical practice

Responding to today’s announcement that the GMC is seeking views on a revised version of Good medical practice, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that it will be scrutinising the significant changes being proposed. The MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, explained that regulations must be compatible with the realities of doctors’ working lives and… Read more »

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BASC expels member for wildlife crime and firearms offences

BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has expelled for life a member convicted of wildlife crime and firearms offences. Expulsion from BASC involves the loss of shooting insurance, on which the ability to shoot may depend, and other benefits of membership. The member from Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to unlawfully trapping and beating to… Read more »

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Michael Gove, education secretary, has been promoting the plans throughout the election campaign
Free schools: Application forms released

By politics.co.uk staff Parents and community groups will for the first time be able to apply to set up a free school, with application forms now being released by the Department for Education. The proposal form asks the reasons for setting up the school, its aims, a curriculum outline, evidence of demand and possible locations…. Read more »

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Darwin: Even now, many people all over the world doubt the veracity of evolution.
Scientists demand evolution be put on curriculum

By Ian Dunt Twenty-six of the UK’s top scientists have written to the government demanding that evolution be specifically included in the primary curriculum. The letter was organised after key reforms to the primary curriculum, which included evolution for the first time, were dropped just before the election. “It was with huge disappointment that we… Read more »