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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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Could sanctions push Britain’s chippies down the pan?
Could sanctions push Britain’s chippies down the pan?

So vital did he see the role of fish and chips in national harmony, that British governments refused to ration the iconic dish throughout both world wars. The classic meal, thought to be the inheritance of Sephardic Jewish immigrants to London’s East End from as far back as the 1600s, was even used as a… Read more »

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Conflicts elsewhere in the post-Soviet world cannot be left to boil over
Conflicts elsewhere in the post-Soviet world cannot be left to boil over

When the Russian economy was disabled by sanctions, so was the peace and stability of more than a dozen neighbouring countries and de facto states. Policies central to the plan for delivering peace in Ukraine should be accompanied by support for the nations still reeling from recent wars of their own. The latest conservative estimates released by… Read more »