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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MDDUS support during the Covid-19 immunisation rollout

MDDUS has published general principles for members involved in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, providing reassurance of access to advice, support and indemnity.

  • 18 January 2021
  • MDDUS Update
  • GDP

Pregnant women advised against Covid-19 vaccine

Pregnant or breast-feeding women advised not to take the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

BMA survey reflects winter fears

Nine out of 10 doctors said they felt uneasy that they could not provide the standard of care they wanted during the pandemic.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

Covid-19 vaccine roll out continues

More than half a million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Prime Minister has said.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

PPE rules tightened

Rules around the supply of PPE equipment in Scotland will be tightened from 1 January, 2021.

  • 21 December 2020
  • News
  • GDP

Psychological advice for dental teams

Practical advice for dental teams on overcoming common Covid-related challenges.

  • 21 December 2020
  • News
  • GDP

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, extends the furlough and loan schemes further into 2021.

  • 17 December 2020
  • External Announcement
  • GDP

Confirmation of guidance to vaccination centres

The MHRA has produced confirmed guidance on managing allergic reactions in vaccination centres.

  • 09 December 2020
  • News

Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

The first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK has been approved by independent medicines regulator the MHRA.

  • 03 December 2020
  • News

Inappropriate use of DNRs during pandemic, CQC finds

Healthcare teams struggling to cope early in the coronavirus pandemic made “inappropriate” use of do not resuscitate orders.

  • 03 December 2020
  • News

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If you missed our #MDDUSHustings yesterday, you can view an on-demand recording of the event by clicking the link b… https://t.co/gwZ2p7Pnui

21 hours 52 minutes ago

What does "being professional" mean as a doctor? In our brand new Insight Primary, @lizprice_risk looks at how exp… https://t.co/vDBShq1zFN

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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

14 Apr 2021

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