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
  • News

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

GMC update on vaccine programme

General Medical Council's answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccines.

  • 03 December 2020
  • News

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RT @MDDUS_News: MDDUS has announced an extension in our free membership for retired doctors returning to work in the #Covid19 pandemic, in…

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RT @MDDUS_News: Read a guest blog below from Joanna Jervis, MDDUS Senior Lawyer and Practice Development Manager, for @prof_standards on th…

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RT @MDDUS_News: Our Zoom course 'Investigating and responding to complaints in primary care' looks at how practices can best investigate an…

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Our Zoom course 'Investigating and responding to complaints in primary care' looks at how practices can best invest… https://t.co/R8zkQDyRPZ

20 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: In our 'Social media use in practice' Zoom course, we look at the benefits of #SocialMedia, and how practices can develop a…

20 Jan 2021

In our 'Social media use in practice' Zoom course, we look at the benefits of #SocialMedia, and how practices can d… https://t.co/2W2wx2HyP1

19 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: In our 'Remote Consulting in Secondary Care' Zoom course, we look at using safe procedures and technology to minimise clini…

19 Jan 2021

In our 'Remote Consulting in Secondary Care' Zoom course, we look at using safe procedures and technology to minimi… https://t.co/P7fWCfRslY

18 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: In our Zoom course 'Managing face-to-face complaints in primary care' taking place tomorrow, we look at the statutory NHS f…

18 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Our 'Communication risks for admin and reception teams in GP practice' Zoom course looks at identifying and overcoming #Com…

18 Jan 2021

In our Zoom course 'Managing face-to-face complaints in primary care' taking place tomorrow, we look at the statuto… https://t.co/cPgc40aIqQ

18 Jan 2021

Our 'Communication risks for admin and reception teams in GP practice' Zoom course looks at identifying and overcom… https://t.co/zmKCnMsDNp

18 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: What are your obligations as a #Healthcare professional if a patient chooses not to engage with some or all aspects of thei…

18 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: In our brand new edition of Insight Primary, we take a look at a case where clinical negligence is alleged, relating to the…

17 Jan 2021

In our brand new edition of Insight Primary, we take a look at a case where clinical negligence is alleged, relatin… https://t.co/UCxzVrZkLV

16 Jan 2021

What are your obligations as a #Healthcare professional if a patient chooses not to engage with some or all aspects… https://t.co/8cZGclZIh1

15 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: We're looking for a Compliance and Quality Assurance Auditor to join our MDDUS team For more information about the role an…