MEMBERS are being urged to ensure their medical and dental indemnity subscription gives them the cover they need as the NHS continues to recover from the pandemic.
MDDUS amended many of its members’ subscriptions at the beginning of Covid-19 to support those financially impacted by the disruption to working hours.
Dentists received a reduced-rate basic level of cover to allow them to see patients as necessary during the early stages of the pandemic. Dental hygienists and therapists who could not work at the beginning of the pandemic had their memberships deferred.
MDDUS were also the first to extend free support and representation to many retired professionals who wished to work in support of the NHS.
The General Medical Council has announced that their temporary retiree registration ends on 30 September 2022. To reflect this, MDDUS’ free, automatic access to support will also end on this date.
MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said: “We are proud to have supported our members through such a difficult time. It has been heartening to hear directly from healthcare professionals about the difference our actions have made.
“It’s now essential that doctors, dentists and their teams check that the level of cover they are receiving reflects their current working practices. “This will ensure that all of our members are eligible for the support they need when they need it.”