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Medicine shortages spark crisis among family doctors who say patients’ safety is at risk without urgent action

Three quarters of family doctors are experiencing debilitating moral distress because they cannot access medicines they know their patients need

  • 11 June 2024
  • Press release

MDDUS urges GDC to redouble its commitment to reduce the backlog in the case examiner process

Rachael Bell, head of dental at MDDUS, said: “We're pleased to see an increase in the number of cases closing with no action – however the GDC must not sit on its laurels."

  • 30 May 2024
  • Press release

Northern Ireland GPs urged not to ‘sleepwalk’ in state-managed indemnity

Chris Kenny, chief executive at MDDUS, said: "It’s hugely disappointing and concerning to see the RCGP in Northern Ireland overlook the reality of the situation."

  • 17 April 2024
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes NHS England change of heart on decision to end the NHS Practitioner Health service

Dr Naeem Nazem, head of medical at MDDUS, said: “While the initial decision to cut this lifeline service was a misstep by NHS England, we welcome their change of heart."

  • 16 April 2024
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to research showing thousands of doctors considering leaving the UK

Chris Kenny, chief executive of MDDUS said, "The GMC's findings reflect our own research which found most doctors in the UK were suffering from moral distress due to the challenges faced by the NHS"

  • 12 April 2024
  • Press release

MDDUS announces appointment of new head of dental

Rachael Bell takes up the post of head of dental from today, 2 April 2024

  • 02 April 2024
  • Press release

The GDC must ‘act quickly’ to address the way untested allegations against dentists are investigated, says MDDUS

Rachael Bell, interim head of dental said: "The GDC must embed change and address both delays and the way that untested allegations are reported on.”

  • 28 March 2024
  • Press release

Short notice change for GPs in Northern Ireland 'deplorable', says MDDUS

Chris Kenny, chief executive of MDDUS said: “I am pleased to say that MDDUS will allow its GP members in Northern Ireland a period of grace up to 30 June this year to make the necessary arrangements, backdating cover to 1 April.”

  • 27 March 2024
  • Press release

MDDUS comments on historic apology from GMC

This apology is an important step in addressing past injustices. We stand in solidarity with all doctors affected by these historical actions.

  • 22 February 2024
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to GDC proposal for remote hearings

Rachael Bell, interim head of dental said: "The GDC's effort to manage resources must not come at the cost of fairness."

  • 26 January 2024
  • Press release

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