The medical protection specialist MDDUS has extended again its offer of free membership to retired doctors who return to work during the pandemic.
MDDUS said the six-month extension was made in recognition of the potential impact on the NHS of the Omicron variant Covid-19.
Dr Chris Godeseth, customer and development director at MDDUS, said: “We know many of our retired members still want to do what they can as the UK continues to tackle the pandemic.
“By extending free membership of MDDUS to them for a further six months, we’re doing what we can to make returning to work as simple as possible for them.”
While returning doctors are indemnified by the State via clauses in the Coronavirus Act, the protection being extended by MDDUS includes support for other risks they might face returning to practice.
This includes advice and support on ethical and legal issues, regulatory hearings, tribunals and inquiries.
Membership is provided automatically, with no need for retired members to opt-in or out.
MDDUS is extending until 30 June 2022 its offer of free support to retired members returning to clinical practice in recognition of continued pressures on the NHS and to reassure retired members of its ongoing support.
Dr Godeseth added: “We put free membership in place for retired members right at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud to be able to continue to stand behind them now.
“MDDUS is here for all our members as they continue to work through challenging circumstances.”
For further information, contact Alison Hardie on 07501 421398. Find out more about MDDUS here.
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