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

22 Jan 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: We're looking for an Operations Analyst to join our MDDUS team (3-6 month FTC) For more information about the role and to…

22 Jan 2021

We're looking for an Operations Analyst to join our MDDUS team (3-6 month FTC) For more information about the role… https://t.co/6BO8U76Phv

22 Jan 2021

RT @prof_standards: In our latest guest blog exploring the Section 29 process, Joanna Jervis from @MDDUS_News discusses the perspective of…

21 Jan 2021

RT @Abi_Rimmer: This is nice - @MDDUS_News is extending its free membership for retired doctors returning to work in the pandemic in recogn…

21 Jan 2021

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

21 Jan 2021

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

21 Jan 2021

MDDUS has announced an extension in our free membership for retired doctors returning to work in the #Covid19 pande… https://t.co/6AJqbNRt11

21 Jan 2021

Read a guest blog below from Joanna Jervis, MDDUS Senior Lawyer and Practice Development Manager, for… https://t.co/T49i0mjLJa

21 Jan 2021

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

21 Jan 2021

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…