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Dental defence specialists MDDUS raise member concerns over face mask use with UK Chief Dental Officers

MDDUS Head of Dental, Mr Stephen Henderson, has today written to the four UK Chief Dental Officers, calling for clarification on the use of face masks in dental practices after Covid-19 restrictions are expected to be eased.

  • 08 July 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS comment on Health and Social Care Committee report The Safety of Maternity Services in England

MDDUS has commented on the publication today (6 July 2021) of the Health and Social Care Select Committee's report The Safety of Maternity Services in England.

  • 06 July 2021
  • Press release

Doctors and dentists turn to MDDUS in record numbers for crisis support and advice during pandemic

Published today, MDDUS' annual report for 2020 reveals how, in "a year like no other" through the eyes of its members, record numbers of doctors and dentists turned to the medical defence specialists for crisis support and advice during the pandemic.

  • 06 July 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS retired members to get free Covid indemnity support until the end of 2021

MDDUS is extending free membership until the end of 2021 for its retired members who return to work during the pandemic.

  • 30 June 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS opposes plans to remove health grounds as a defence in regulatory investigations

MDDUS has "specifically and strongly" opposed plans to deny doctors and dentists under investigation by their professional regulator a defence on health grounds.

  • 16 June 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS strengthens its commitment to champion interests of all members

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS has marked Pride Month with the launch of a dynamic new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

  • 10 June 2021
  • Press release

Wellbeing of healthcare workforce must continue to be prioritised post Covid 19, says MDDUS

Commenting on the publication today (8 June 2021) of the Health and Social Care Committee's report 'Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care', MDDUS Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Holden, says the wellbeing of healthcare professionals must continue to be a priority after Covid-19.

  • 08 June 2021
  • Press release

Automatic vicarious liability protection for dental practice owners

MDDUS has today announced that it is adding a free and automatic vicarious liability extension to its dental practice owner membership grade.

  • 27 May 2021
  • Press release

New GMC targets to tackle discrimination welcome, says MDDUS

MDDUS has welcomed the publication today (18 May 2021) of new GMC targets to tackle imbalances in Fitness to Practise referral rates for ethnic minority doctors, and to ensure fairer treatment for everyone undertaking medical training.

  • 18 May 2021
  • Press release

Now is the time to reassure clinicians they will be treated fairly post Covid 19, says MDDUS

MDDUS Chief Executive Chris Kenny has responded to the announcement today (12 May) of an independent inquiry into the Covid-19 response, set to begin in Spring 2022.

  • 12 May 2021
  • Press release

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