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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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Footballer Marcus Rashford has further criticised the scrapping of the Universal Credit uplift.
Rashford attacks government on ending of Universal Credit uplift

Footballer Marcus Rashford has further criticised the scrapping of the Universal Credit uplift. The 23-year-old forward for Manchester United has spearheaded high profile campaigns against child hunger and the cut to Universal Credit that came into force this week. Speaking to BBC Breakfast TV this morning, Rashford was critical of the government’s decision to end… Read more »

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End to Universal Credit uplift sparks widespread criticism

The £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit introduced in April 2020 will end today. The top-up was intended as a temporary measure to help people on low incomes during the pandemic, but many have urged the government not to scrap it. The exact date the money will stop being paid will vary depending on… Read more »