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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Covid-19 poses greater risk of neurological or psychiatric disorders

A study of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 has found that a third suffered from a neurological or psychiatric disorder in the following six months.

  • 07 April 2021
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GMC patient guide on safe online healthcare

A guide for patients on how to keep safe when getting medicine or treatment online has been produced by the General Medical Council.

  • 06 April 2021
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NICE publishes single guideline for managing Covid-19

Essential information about managing Covid-19 in adults and children has now been published in a single NICE guideline.

  • 31 March 2021
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MDDUS reacts to new consultation on regulation of healthcare professionals

MDDUS has commented on the publication of a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on the future of healthcare regulation.

  • 31 March 2021
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Updated guidance on remote prescribing takes effect 5 April

Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices amended to offer more detailed advice to doctors who are increasingly seeing patients remotely.

  • 30 March 2021
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“Perfect storm” of problems leading to drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer

A reluctance to attend hospital for diagnostic tests as well as increased worry over symptoms may be behind a drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer.

  • 30 March 2021
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CQC finds “worrying variation” in DNACPR decisions

Worrying variation in the use of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic has been identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a new report.

  • 19 March 2021
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Long Covid "more prevalent than expected" in women

Long Covid appears to be more prevalent in women and in young people (including children) than might have been expected from acute Covid-19 mortality.

  • 19 March 2021
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Blanket DNACPRs inappropriate for people with learning disability

NHS England confirms in recent letter to primary care providers that blanket DNACPR orders for patients with a learning disability are inappropriate.

  • 10 March 2021
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Viral risk to dermatologists exposed to surgical smoke

Smoke extractors should be made available in all settings where dermatology surgery takes place to mitigate the risk of viral transmission of infections.

  • 10 March 2021
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RT @anne_bma: Attended #MDDUSHustings chaired very effectively by Professor Sir John Curtice @WhatScotsThink to probe the various political…

10 hours 14 minutes ago

RT @carolynnscrim: Thanks so much to all at the MDDUS for today’s hustings - really good questions and discussion, and of course an absolut…

11 hours 20 minutes ago

That's a wrap on our #MDDUSHustings - thank you to all guests for attending, to @WhatScotsThink for chairing, and t… https://t.co/2YAnXLfI5V

11 hours 32 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle "We want our healthcare professionals to have more time to spend per individual, and t… https://t.co/rotxbs2AiA

11 hours 37 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "One example of the wider problems we would like to see tackled is drug and alcohol i… https://t.co/fWpuNjenMd

11 hours 49 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "Dentists have really suffered as a result of this pandemic and I would like to see c… https://t.co/XdTC8cC4Uw

11 hours 54 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "In terms of mental health, what could be valuable is providing video links for patients" @scotlibdems

11 hours 55 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @carolynnscrim "Learning lessons from the pandemic and having the flexibility to assess patients on… https://t.co/ifNek3tm53

11 hours 57 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle we are looking forward to allow our GPs to have proper time with our patients, we nee… https://t.co/KoD3a6jk52

12 hours 1 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings Next question from @WhatScotsThink is "What does your party have to say on the future of clinical pr… https://t.co/dxfyVtKDdp

12 hours 3 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @carolynnscrim "One of the key things that @scottishgreens is proposing is enforceable breaks for staff"

12 hours 6 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @EmmaHarpersnp "We know many clinicians are weary after the 14 months of Covid and we need to listen to them" @theSNP

12 hours 20 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle "It's key to allow patients to spend more time in appointments with healthcare workers… https://t.co/DcfTViwYpo

12 hours 24 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @CMochan "Under the @ScottishLabour party, every GP practice would have a dedicated mental health wo… https://t.co/psNpLP5cAm

12 hours 27 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "We would like to see a staffing report which comes before parliament annually to und… https://t.co/8W7hgA3Bxp

12 hours 29 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @CMochan "We want to look at keeping staff, providing the training people need, and keeping them saf… https://t.co/ZsjypgKDz4

12 hours 32 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @carolynnscrim "For improving conditions, we want to see dedicated mental health support for staff w… https://t.co/KKBz40St3u

12 hours 33 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle "We need to create an environment where the health of healthcare workers is considered first" @ScotTories

12 hours 35 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @WhatScotsThink references the results of our recent MDDUS survey, and asks party representatives wh… https://t.co/qPmjRizbHZ

12 hours 47 minutes ago

#MDDUSHustings @WhatScotsThink kicks off our hustings by introducing panellists @BrianWhittle @EmmaHarpersnp… https://t.co/T2td5MmEYJ