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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Tories: Make teachers tougher and smarter

By staff Teachers should be better educated before they are given classes, the Tories have suggested. In a keynote speech outlining the party’s education policies, shadow educations secretary Michael Gove also said teachers would be given more robust powers to deal with pupil misbehaviour. “A Conservative government will give every child the kind of… Read more »

Manifesto Group: Too young for racism
Playground spats ‘blown into racism’

By Ian Dunt Playground spats are being blown into instances of full-blown racism, a civil liberties group has found. The Manifesto Group said there have been 250,000 racist incidents in schools since 2002, but that the requirement to catalogue them wastes teachers’ time and exaggerates childhood behaviour. The group’s report, The Myth of Racist Kids,… Read more »