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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Entitlement to SSP extended to those self-isolating prior to an operation

To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification.”

  • 21 October 2020
  • News
  • External Article

Surgical staff in England face a "mountain to climb"

A total of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020 according to figures released by NHS England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients

Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

MDDUS advice to dental members in Scotland returning to NHS practice

Dental defence specialist, MDDUS, today welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to allow NHS dental care to restart “the full range of treatments” on 1 November 2020.

  • 13 October 2020
  • Press release

Free fallow time calculator for dentists

A fallow time calculator has been launched to assist dentists performing procedures that carry a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.

  • 12 October 2020
  • News

COVID deaths three times higher than pneumonia or flu

COVID-19 has killed more than three times as many people as pneumonia or flu according to new figures for England and Wales.

  • 08 October 2020
  • News

MDDUS welcomes GMC guidance on doctor and patient relationship in decision making

MDDUS has today (Wednesday 30 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the General Medical Council to support shared decision making between doctors and patients

  • 30 September 2020
  • Press release

Rapid review on dental APGs published by SDCEP

A new report on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Fears over rising GP workload

GP appointments in England are rising week by week, putting practices under increasing pressure, according to the BMA.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Study highlights mucocutaneous signs of COVID-19

Oral lesions and skin rashes are an "important" manifestation of COVID-19, according to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

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21 Oct 2020

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21 Oct 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: In the Call Log ☎️from our new edition of Insight Primary, we provide advice to a practice which requires patients to wear…

21 Oct 2020

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20 Oct 2020

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20 Oct 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: In the Call Log☎️from our new Insight Primary, we advise a practice which has received a #FlexibleWorking request from a st…

20 Oct 2020

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19 Oct 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: As @CareQualityComm changes how it regulates #Dental practices, in our new webinar Dentolegal Consultant @SueJBoynton looks…

19 Oct 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: 📰In our new Insight Primary, Dr Zaid Al-Najjar, Deputy Medical Director of @NHSPracHealth, outlines the assistance the serv…

19 Oct 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: 🚨Job Alert🚨 MDDUS is recruiting for a well-connected and creative #PublicAffairs Manager, working from our London office…

19 Oct 2020

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19 Oct 2020

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RT @MDDUS_News: In the Call Log ☎️from our new edition of Insight Primary, we advise a practice which has received an anonymous letter ✉️al…

19 Oct 2020

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RT @MDDUS_News: 📰In our latest e-monthly 📩 we look at a case where a dental patient alleges clinical negligence after developing symptoms o…

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