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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients
Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.
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.