Coronavirus news and updates for UK healthcare professionals

All the latest MDDUS news and updates to help support its members and non-members in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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GMC decision makers to take account of pandemic pressures

Updated guidance for GMC decision makers aims to ensure that the context of the pandemic is taken into account.

  • 19 January 2022
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Estimated 1.3 million in UK with long Covid

An estimated 1.3 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long Covid according to a survey carried out by the ONS.

  • 11 January 2022
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Workload prioritisation guidance for GPs during booster campaign

Updated guidance on workload prioritisation for GP practices during the implementation of the accelerated booster vaccination campaign has been published.

  • 21 December 2021
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Survey finds mostly positive experience of children in hospital

Survey finds that nearly two-thirds of children and young people in hospital during the pandemic felt they had been looked after ‘very well’.

  • 21 December 2021
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Record weekend for Covid-19 vaccinations

More than 1.5 million booster jabs were administered by the NHS in England, which was a record for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

  • 21 December 2021
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Stark decline in access to NHS dental care

Four in five people report struggling to access NHS dental care, including emergency treatment, according to analysis of feedback to Healthwatch.

  • 15 December 2021
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Workload pressures pose “far-reaching consequences” says GMC

A GMC annual survey found that 23 per cent of doctors said they were planning to leave the profession, which is up from 19 per cent in 2020.

  • 15 December 2021
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November sees record demand in NHS England

NHS staff in England last month answered the highest number of 999 calls for any November on record, according to latest figures.

  • 15 December 2021
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NICE guideline offers menu of treatment options for depression

A menu of treatment options should be offered to patients with depression says NICE in new draft guidance.

  • 30 November 2021
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Updated dental Covid SOP in England

NHS England has updated the standard operating procedure (SOP) for dental practices.

  • 29 November 2021
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20 Jan 2022

Taking place on 13 May, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is…

19 Jan 2022

Taking place on 25 January, our ‘Remote consulting in secondary care’ training event covers how to implement safer…

17 Jan 2022

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, MDDUS members can contact our free and confidential wellbeing support…

17 Jan 2022

‘Rebuild your resilience (for hospital doctors)’ is a new training event that will take place on Saturday, 30 April…

14 Jan 2022

To be held on 8 February, our ‘Leadership: Understanding emotions to reduce risk’ training event is designed for do…

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS chief executive, Chris Kenny, warns about the recent changes to indemnity options for GPs in Northern Ireland…

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a paralegal to join our team in London. For more information, please click on this lin…

13 Jan 2022

We close Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which includes reviews of Michael Rosen’s new book Many Different K…

12 Jan 2022

In her regular ethics column in Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman considers the case of a broken t…

11 Jan 2022

Has your practice ever received information suggesting a patient has been selling prescription medicine? Find out h…

11 Jan 2022

To be held on 28 January, our course ‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is desi…

10 Jan 2022

This issue of Insight Primary magazine’s Case Files concern an accusation of unprofessional language, missed mening…

07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp…

06 Jan 2022

In the current issue of Insight Primary magazine, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) explores the landmark court case of Dr Bo…

05 Jan 2022

Insight publications editor Jim Killgore looks at a new artificial intelligence innovation that can “read” electron…

04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs…

03 Jan 2022

In this article in Insight Primary magazine, MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame offers practical advice on how to “lower…

31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives.

30 Dec 2021

In the article ‘Assessment of fever in children’, GP partner Guy Krauth, associate clinical director of Lothian Uns…

29 Dec 2021

Our ‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in primary care’ training event takes place on 19 January and is designed f…

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