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… https://t.co/PdiFb9qDEY

19 Jan 2022

Taking place on 25 January, our ‘Remote consulting in secondary care’ training event covers how to implement safer… https://t.co/P5RpBQGitW

17 Jan 2022

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, MDDUS members can contact our free and confidential wellbeing support… https://t.co/EsgTs6yAow

17 Jan 2022

‘Rebuild your resilience (for hospital doctors)’ is a new training event that will take place on Saturday, 30 April… https://t.co/wj1AQXLKvC

14 Jan 2022

To be held on 8 February, our ‘Leadership: Understanding emotions to reduce risk’ training event is designed for do… https://t.co/2jqzspnMDh

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS chief executive, Chris Kenny, warns about the recent changes to indemnity options for GPs in Northern Ireland… https://t.co/9DYISQ9A2P

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a paralegal to join our team in London. For more information, please click on this lin… https://t.co/5RSe0iBGMo

13 Jan 2022

We close Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which includes reviews of Michael Rosen’s new book Many Different K… https://t.co/edTqRtWCPE

12 Jan 2022

In her regular ethics column in Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman considers the case of a broken t… https://t.co/b06HMgYQ5Z

11 Jan 2022

Has your practice ever received information suggesting a patient has been selling prescription medicine? Find out h… https://t.co/Fgd9IpW8L9

11 Jan 2022

To be held on 28 January, our course ‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is desi… https://t.co/q8HtUd3hRX

10 Jan 2022

This issue of Insight Primary magazine’s Case Files concern an accusation of unprofessional language, missed mening… https://t.co/8bjCuHVm5X

07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp… https://t.co/5X5LR90Scq

06 Jan 2022

In the current issue of Insight Primary magazine, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) explores the landmark court case of Dr Bo… https://t.co/1BGybA9ll0

05 Jan 2022

Insight publications editor Jim Killgore looks at a new artificial intelligence innovation that can “read” electron… https://t.co/m19yYkfCIn

04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs… https://t.co/E2vlpnwS1W

03 Jan 2022

In this article in Insight Primary magazine, MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame offers practical advice on how to “lower… https://t.co/L4UQd3tMoC

31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives. https://t.co/0tBmfNuviw

30 Dec 2021

In the article ‘Assessment of fever in children’, GP partner Guy Krauth, associate clinical director of Lothian Uns… https://t.co/4ZjjHC4ycl

29 Dec 2021

Our ‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in primary care’ training event takes place on 19 January and is designed f… https://t.co/3q2VODGFnA

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