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

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

Psychological advice for dental teams

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

  • 21 December 2020
  • News

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

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

  • 17 December 2020
  • External Announcement

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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To be held on 16 September, our ‘Multidisciplinary team working: managing systems and boundary risks’ event highlig… https://t.co/vzAAboNvba

14 hours 27 minutes ago

In our latest issue of Insight Secondary, the Briefing section contains key news from the world of secondary care,… https://t.co/1CFLabNVIB

27 Jul 2021

This issue’s Notice Board section contains details on the MDDUS’ annual report, an insight into our sister company… https://t.co/FxwfAhMV7u

26 Jul 2021

MDDUS has just published the latest issue of Insight Secondary magazine and it’s packed full of great articles! To… https://t.co/YiBQlz9Gdv

26 Jul 2021

Our event, ‘DISC analysis to understand and improve communication and team working’ takes place on 9 September 2021… https://t.co/WXVt1Pg3zz

23 Jul 2021

‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in secondary care’ takes place on 8 September and is designed for any clinician… https://t.co/lYYkTdupSF

22 Jul 2021

RT @ptsafetyNHS: Our new national service for recording and learning from patient safety events is now live. This will eventually replace t…

21 Jul 2021

.@MDDUS_CEO Chris Kenny said: “Everyone at MDDUS is tremendously sorry to learn that Dame Clare has been diagnose… https://t.co/uuwijdMNAc

21 Jul 2021

‘Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is a two hour training course designed for anyone with a… https://t.co/tiuQfLvHAi

20 Jul 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Read below in this article from @pulsetoday how in 'a year like no other', MDDUS supported our members as they dealt with t…

20 Jul 2021

RT @TheDentistMag: MDDUS comment on the continued use of face masks in healthcare settings after July 19. ➡ To read more, visit our websi…

20 Jul 2021

Read below in this article from @pulsetoday how in 'a year like no other', MDDUS supported our members as they deal… https://t.co/qdLmRTrgrI

19 Jul 2021

RT @PrimaryCareNHS: If you go to a #dental appointment you still need to wear a face mask and socially distance – this is to help keep you…

19 Jul 2021

RT @ReviewDental: MDDUS: Face Masks after 19th July - https://t.co/H8UCIihnvU https://t.co/zuQ8af7gHZ

19 Jul 2021

RT @PrimaryCareD: We've reimagined our Manager's Huddles. There's now three types: 1️⃣ Practice Manager's (21st July, 9-10am) 2️⃣ PCN Mana…

19 Jul 2021

Our ‘Good practice in record keeping for doctors’ training course takes place on 26 August 2021 and focuses on the… https://t.co/Y7ae6NKTaR

16 Jul 2021

Following MDDUS Head of Dental @SHenderson755 's letter to UK Chief Dental Officers, we are pleased to note confirm… https://t.co/KW8LKop0HJ

16 Jul 2021

RT @rcgp: We're delighted to launch our first online exhibition 'Women at the heart of general practice' celebrating inspiring stories from…

16 Jul 2021

Taking place on 18 August 2021, our ‘Understanding emotions to reduce risk and improve effectiveness’ training cour… https://t.co/HI8YHWRgg3

15 Jul 2021

RT @HealthRegLawyer: I'm delighted to have made a very small contribution to the new book which is published today, The Mental Health & Wel…