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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Majority of GPs struggling to provide sufficient level of care

More than 80 per cent of GPs have struggled to provide a patient with a sufficient level of care in 2020, according to new figures from the GMC.

  • 30 November 2020
  • News

Covid-19 brings rise in antibiotic prescribing

Antibiotic prescribing by dentists in England between April to July 2020 was 25% higher than the same period in 2019 according to the University of Manchester.

  • 30 November 2020
  • News

GPs in Scotland undertaking extra work during Covid-19

A reminder for all GPs practising in Scotland regarding reimbursement for additional indemnity expenses incurred by the increase in sessions worked due to Covid-19.

  • 30 November 2020
  • MDDUS News

MDDUS reaction to GMC report on the state of medical education and practice

MDDUS has responded to the publication today (27 Nov) of the General Medical Council's report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK.

  • 27 November 2020
  • Press release

Call to “lock in” bureaucracy busting measures

New drive to empower frontline NHS staff by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and “locking in positive change” has been announced.

  • 27 November 2020
  • News

RCGP calls for suspension of GP appraisal

The Royal College of GPs governing council has passed a motion calling for suspension of GP appraisal for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 27 November 2020
  • News

College launches Covid-19 digital archive

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has launched a Covid-19 digital archive to documents the experiences of healthcare workers during the pandemic.

  • 26 November 2020
  • News

NHS faces "hidden backlog" in routine hospital care

New report from The Health Foundation highlights huge drop in numbers for routine hospital care between January and August 2020 compared to 2019.

  • 24 November 2020
  • News

Advice about practising in level 4 restrictions in Scotland – MDDUS is here to help

As 11 local authorities in Scotland move into the highest Covid-19 protection level, MDDUS offers advice and guidance to its Scottish-based dental members.

  • 20 November 2020
  • MDDUS Update

100-fold increase in number awaiting elective hospital treatment

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 100-fold increase in the number people waiting over a year for elective hospital treatment in England.

  • 17 November 2020
  • News

17 Sep 2021

In addition to our recently launched Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing support service for members, we also have a men… https://t.co/1eJuH3cuku

17 Sep 2021

‘Professionalism: fulfilling your duties as a dentist’ is a course designed for any dentist to attend and focuses o… https://t.co/7xm5ehoNY7

15 Sep 2021

Have you watched this video yet? MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd (@emshep698), is talking about our n… https://t.co/jy3ny2FU47

14 Sep 2021

Dr Greg Dollman, senior medico-legal adviser at MDDUS, writes about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our new confide… https://t.co/inHWF9PBpk

14 Sep 2021

MDDUS is looking to recruit a Medical Practice Adviser to join our team. To be based in either our London or Glasgo… https://t.co/JKTWvlBPEA

14 Sep 2021

To be held on 28 October, our ‘Confidentiality for GPs’ course will explore what is expected of GPs in relation to… https://t.co/UQibRhpaBT

10 Sep 2021

MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd, talks about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our confidential and fre… https://t.co/8gqjT8ZI2I

09 Sep 2021

MDDUS has launched a new, confidential and free wellbeing support service. Designed to support our thousands of den… https://t.co/phNofaGkUi

08 Sep 2021

MDDUS has urged our members not to suffer in silence and instead make use of our new, confidential and free wellbei… https://t.co/KbuNpjR1hL

07 Sep 2021

We close Insight Dental with Addenda, which includes a review of The Doctor Who Fooled The World – a book by… https://t.co/sAvwZj2dGV

06 Sep 2021

In her ethics column in the current issue of Insight Dental magazine, Professor Deborah Bowman asks whether hypocri… https://t.co/jZEPmr56xW

03 Sep 2021

The Case Files section in this issue of Insight Dental feature a complaint on NHS treatment costs; advice on treatm… https://t.co/Ak6T5d6zcT

02 Sep 2021

The pandemic has caused major disruption to dental services. Among the many clinical areas affected are referrals f… https://t.co/TeqCHF9T9l

01 Sep 2021

Reflective practice is common – but do your insights go deep enough to ensure lasting change? MDDUS senior risk adv… https://t.co/qS9doxwQcM

31 Aug 2021

Dr Amy Walker shares her experience of a clinical error that profoundly changed her clinical practice, while traini… https://t.co/T93xWT9B3m

30 Aug 2021

Taking place this Thursday, 2 September, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resol… https://t.co/ShKyZbrEwi

29 Aug 2021

London-based anaesthetist, expedition medic and photographer, Jon Williamson, talks to Insight Dental about taking… https://t.co/WyKBkXncUO

27 Aug 2021

Dealing with estranged parents can bring many pitfalls for dentists in protecting the confidentiality of young pati… https://t.co/FSRrGg05xL

26 Aug 2021

Around the time of GDC annual renewals, there are a few dental team members who unknowingly miss the renewal date a… https://t.co/TLg7eFvnOe

26 Aug 2021

To be held on 1 September, ‘Investigating and responding to complaints as a hospital doctor/dentist’ is an interact… https://t.co/y6T5vJeCoq

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