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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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Mr Grayling has called for greater police powers to ground young troublemakers
Police should ‘ground’ kids say Tories

By Jonathan Moore Shadow home secretary, Chris Grayling, today called for the police to be given the power to ground young troublemakers in their homes. Speaking to the Local Government Association(LGA) in his first major address as shadow home secretary, Mr Grayling said he would instruct police to collect persistent young troublemakers and bring them… Read more »

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Govt failing to tackle ’cause of knife crime’

The government is failing to address the root causes of knife possession among young people, MPs have said. The Commons public accounts committee today published a report into how effectively the Home Office has been tackling violent crime through distributing funding to Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, as well as how well good practices were… Read more »