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Frontline surgery staff to get free emotional wellbeing support

The UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS has taken the step of extending its free and confidential support service for doctors and dentists to include the administrative staff they employ.

  • 19 May 2023
  • Press release

MDDUS seeks urgent clarification in the wake of GDC v Williams

MDDUS has written to the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England) and NHS England to seek urgent clarification about the way NHS England will interpret the NHS dental charges and contracts regulations in relation to mixing NHS and private treatment.

  • 18 May 2023
  • Press release

Older doctors are not immune to burnout and wellbeing crisis, new Dundee University report shows

MDDUS Head of Medical Division Dr Naeem Nazem described the report's findings as worrying and said they must be taken seriously by government.

  • 26 April 2023
  • Press release

MDDUS encourages all dental registrants to contribute to the GDC consultation on guidance concerning indemnity arrangements.

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny called on the profession to engage with the debate.

  • 28 March 2023
  • Press release

GDC changes to fitness to practise processes are “pragmatic and sensible”, says MDDUS

MDDUS Head of Dental Division Stephen Henderson said the changes would bring significant improvements for registrants.

  • 02 March 2023
  • Press release

Government pledges to clamp down on NHS Trusts not providing round the clock access to food for doctors

The Government will force NHS Trusts in England to make food and drink available to healthcare workers round the clock if Trusts fail to deliver the national standards introduced last year.

  • 24 February 2023
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to GDC consultation on guidance to its Interim Orders Committee

MDDUS Head of Dental Division Stephen Henderson welcomes the proposed changes, but urges the Government to reform fitness to practise legislation.

  • 06 February 2023
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to BMA survey on junior doctor wellbeing

MDDUS Head of Medical Division Dr Naeem Nazem said stress levels in the UK healthcare workforce have reached an almost unsustainable point.

  • 06 February 2023
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to General Dental Council position statement

MDDUS welcomes clarity on registration requirements for oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

  • 02 February 2023
  • Press release

Good medical record keeping essential as NHS under pressure

Doctors across the UK are being reminded to practise good record keeping to prevent professional difficulties whilst working under extraordinary circumstances.

  • 26 January 2023
  • Press release

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