Coronavirus News & Updates for UK Doctors & Nurses

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

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Coronavirus: ethical advice and support framework

Clear decision-making guidance to assess individual cases, and advise on appropriate management and escalation, can help clinicians make difficult clinical decisions. Clinical decision-making guidance for Scotland has been produced by a senior clinical team, chaired by Professor Tom Evans. This guidance is considered both clinically sound and on firm moral ground.

  • 03 April 2020

Guidance on student support for medical, nursing and midwifery students during the COVID-19 outbreak

This guidance has been endorsed for use in Scotland by the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Nursing Officer, the Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the General Medical Council. It is based on NHS England national guidance.

  • 02 April 2020

NICE publishes second set of rapid COVID-19 guidelines

The new guidelines cover the provision of radiotherapy services and bone marrow transplant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 01 April 2020

Management of Acute Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic

Management of Acute Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic to encourage a consistent approach while recognising the challenges that the pandemic presents for the provision of dental care.

  • 30 March 2020

COVID-19: GDC update 26 March 2020

Responding to COVID-19: providing treatment in uncertain times

  • 26 March 2020

A message from Dame Clare Marx - Chair of the GMC

"The nature of being a doctor is to go above and beyond to deliver the care our patients require. But in this crisis situation, compassion, civility, and self-care will matter more than ever."

  • 26 March 2020

Further advice from CDO for primary dental care

Read the third in a series of updates from the Chief Dental Officer regarding COVID-19.

  • 25 March 2020

Red Alert letter to all dentists from CDO Wales

  • 25 March 2020

COVID-19: GDC update for dental professionals

Read the General Dental Council's update for dental professionals

  • 25 March 2020

Death certification during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance from the Chief Medical Officer on death certification during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 24 March 2020

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RT @MDDUS_News: In our new Insight magazine for primary care professionals, we look at topics such as: ▪️ DIY Health ▪️ Safe working and…

11 hours 42 minutes ago

In our new Insight magazine for primary care professionals, we look at topics such as: ▪️ DIY Health ▪️ Safe work… https://t.co/8MleU2GVAI

18 hours 2 minutes ago

RT @MDDUS_News: In our new 30 minute on-demand webinar, MDDUS medico-legal advisers Dr @GordonMcDavid and Dr Caroline Osborne-White look at…

02 Apr 2020

In our new 30 minute on-demand webinar, MDDUS medico-legal advisers Dr @GordonMcDavid and Dr Caroline Osborne-White… https://t.co/VMPvKqTuxk

02 Apr 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: Delivering bad news can be challenging, but are there circumstances in which it can be delivered over the phone? In our la…

02 Apr 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: What happens when a dental patient agrees to receive whitening treatment, but is dissatisfied with the results? In our ne…

02 Apr 2020

Delivering bad news can be challenging, but are there circumstances in which it can be delivered over the phone? I… https://t.co/Ae99GNnzyn

01 Apr 2020

RT @lizprice_risk: Working with our MLAs, @GordonMcDavid and Caroline Osborne-White this afternoon to record a ‘Covid19: medicolegal essent…

01 Apr 2020

What happens when a dental patient agrees to receive whitening treatment, but is dissatisfied with the results? I… https://t.co/zjQzOthjyP

31 Mar 2020

We're sad to hear that @MichaelRosenYes , author of 'These Are The Hands', from the Tools of the Trade collection,… https://t.co/YYCkExdyPP

31 Mar 2020

MDDUS' Risk Education Team are running a webinar on how practices can best use social media to communicate with pat… https://t.co/OSZATjPoH4

31 Mar 2020

MDDUS has launched a #Coronavirus hub on our website, with up-to-date news and information, FAQs, employment law in… https://t.co/ekv1LdscyS

30 Mar 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: We’re saying thanks to all our medical members on #NationalDoctorsDay for their work at this challenging time, and for cont…

30 Mar 2020

We’re saying thanks to all our medical members on #NationalDoctorsDay for their work at this challenging time, and… https://t.co/jW81kmIRC9

30 Mar 2020

"I wish to congratulate all doctors on National Doctors Day - take a moment to recognise your amazing achievements"… https://t.co/xAOZh6lR8M

30 Mar 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: "Doctors occupy a unique position; implicitly trusted and respected thanks to generations of helping anyone unwell" For #N…

30 Mar 2020

"Doctors occupy a unique position; implicitly trusted and respected thanks to generations of helping anyone unwell"… https://t.co/0trh23liNV

30 Mar 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: "The professionalism and reliability of doctors consistently shines through" To mark #NationalDoctorsDay, MDDUS medico-leg…

30 Mar 2020

"The professionalism and reliability of doctors consistently shines through" To mark #NationalDoctorsDay, MDDUS me… https://t.co/aeVBe6EYKX

30 Mar 2020

RT @MDDUS_News: "Being a doctor is hugely rewarding and I am proud to be part of the medical profession" For #NationalDoctorsDay, MDDUS me…