24/7 medico-legal advice for MDDUS members concerned about COVID-19

MDDUS stands ready with 24/7 medico-legal advice for members concerned about COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Dr John Holden, head of medical division at the medical defence organisation MDDUS, today welcomed the joint statement on COVID-19 issued by the UK’s health and care regulators.

He said: “We recognise the potentially stressful and challenging impacts on health care professionals of working in the context of COVID-19, especially when its full impact is not yet understood.

“So we welcome the timely and pragmatic statement from the regulators and look to see this approach carried through in practice.

“MDDUS offers its members a 24/7 medico-legal advice service and stands ready as always to assist where concerns arise about decision-making and the appropriate actions to take as the NHS works to care for people in these unprecedented circumstances”.

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For further information contact Alison Hardie on 07501 421398, or email ahardie@mddus.com

Note to editors

MDDUS (The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) is a medical and dental defence organisation providing access to professional indemnity and expert medico- and dento-legal advice for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals throughout the UK. For further information on MDDUS go to www.mddus.com.