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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Urgent action needed in A&E crowding

Half of UK emergency departments are caring for patients in corridors due to overwhelming demand, a survey by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has found.

  • 29 October 2020
  • News

Survey confirms disrupted learning for majority of trainee doctors

More than 80 per cent of trainee doctors report that disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced learning they need to progress their careers.

  • 28 October 2020
  • News

Faculty publishes new guidance for providing a travel health service

The Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has published its Good Practice Guide for Providing a Travel Health Service.

  • 26 October 2020
  • News

Message from Chris Kenny, CEO, MDDUS – Covid-19 update

Personal message to members from CEO, Chris Kenny, on how MDDUS will continue to support them during the pandemic.

  • 26 October 2020
  • MDDUS Update

Long Covid clinical guideline under development

A guideline on managing the persistent effects of Covid-19 is being developed to support the management of the condition across diverse communities.

  • 23 October 2020
  • News

Updated Covid-19 dental guidance

An updated guidance synopsis on the implications of Covid-19 for the safe management of general dental practice has been published by the FGDP (UK) and College of General Dentistry.

  • 22 October 2020
  • News

Entitlement to SSP extended to those self-isolating prior to an operation

To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification.”

  • 21 October 2020
  • News
  • External Article

Surgical staff in England face a "mountain to climb"

A total of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020 according to figures released by NHS England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients

Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

MDDUS advice to dental members in Scotland returning to NHS practice

Dental defence specialist, MDDUS, today welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to allow NHS dental care to restart “the full range of treatments” on 1 November 2020.

  • 13 October 2020
  • Press release

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20 Jan 2021

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19 Jan 2021

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19 Jan 2021

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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…