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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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Ed Balls, children's secretary
Ball’s interference to blame for Sats fiasco

By Ian Dunt Ed Ball’s interference during the Sats fiasco contributed to the collapse of the system, according to a committee of MPs. Micro-management of the system by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) prevented the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) from reforming the tests, MPs said. American firm ETS, which had its… Read more »

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Respect MP George Galloway revealed today that he was abused by a school caretaker at the age of 11.
Galloway was victim of child abuse

Respect MP George Galloway revealed today that he was abused by a school caretaker at the age of 11. Mr Galloway disclosed the information in his regular column for the Daily Record, which he used to lend support to the government’s vetting system for people who work with children. Mr Galloway said if the rules… Read more »