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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MDDUS welcomes GMC guidance on doctor and patient relationship in decision making

MDDUS has today (Wednesday 30 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the General Medical Council to support shared decision making between doctors and patients

  • 30 September 2020
  • Press release

Rapid review on dental APGs published by SDCEP

A new report on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Anticipatory care planning for dementia patients during pandemic

NHS Scotland has published guidance to aid GP practices in conducting anticipatory care planning conversations with dementia patients during COVID-19.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Fears over rising GP workload

GP appointments in England are rising week by week, putting practices under increasing pressure, according to the BMA.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Study highlights mucocutaneous signs of COVID-19

Oral lesions and skin rashes are an "important" manifestation of COVID-19, according to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

GMC advice on fitness to practice during COVID

The impact of social distancing, staff shortages and working outside of normal practice should all be considered by GMC staff investigating complaints against doctors.

  • 28 September 2020
  • News

MDDUS welcomes Professional Standards Authority COVID 19 guidance for healthcare regulators

MDDUS has today (24 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the Professional Standards Authority for healthcare regulators on Fitness to Practise hearings during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • 24 September 2020
  • Press release

Updated advice to members

MDDUS has been approached by members seeking advice and guidance about how the latest Government review might impact upon their dental practices.

  • 23 September 2020
  • MDDUS Update

Free COVID indemnity support for retired doctors extended for six months by MDDUS

MDDUS has today (21 September 2020) announced the extension of indemnity support for retired doctors for a further six months

  • 21 September 2020
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes General Medical Council guidance on COVID 19 specific complaints

MDDUS has today (14 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the General Medical Council aimed at ensuring COVID-19 specific complaints against doctors are considered fairly.

  • 14 September 2020
  • Press release

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Our Head of Dental Division at MDDUS, @SHenderson755, will be discussing vicarious liability as part of the panel o… https://t.co/nQaJ3yFxGB

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RT @Dentistry: The best possible outcome for a GDC investigation; MDDUS dental adviser Sarah Harford shares her golden rules for respondin…

16 hours 10 minutes ago

Read MDDUS Dental Adviser Sarah Harford's advice for how best to respond to a @GDC_UK investigation in the below ar… https://t.co/nu1XdvgQoh

16 hours 23 minutes ago

To be held on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, we now have the full event programme online for our forthcoming interactive Z… https://t.co/ZNBDwyn3F8

16 hours 26 minutes ago

RT @EmmaBower: Very excited to say we've launched the @GPonlinenews podcast today. It's called Talking General Practice and you can listen…

16 hours 26 minutes ago

RT @GDC_UK: Long awaited proposals to improve the regulatory framework for dental professionals are now out for consultation. If you'd like…

13 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: "We remain strongly of the opinion that a separate, expert and independent report is rapidly required to consider the compl…

13 May 2021

"We remain strongly of the opinion that a separate, expert and independent report is rapidly required to consider t… https://t.co/XR0vkgSdWL

13 May 2021

RT @ByLeavesWeLive: To Mind Your Life is a pocket-sized book is being given to 3000 nurses & midwives graduating in Scotland in 2021, 2022…

12 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: MDDUS Chief Executive Chris Kenny @MDDUS_CEO has responded to today's announcement of an independent #Inquiry into the #Cov…

12 May 2021

MDDUS Chief Executive Chris Kenny @MDDUS_CEO has responded to today's announcement of an independent #Inquiry into… https://t.co/WRbBOpOYSv

12 May 2021

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12 May 2021

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11 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Marking #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek read MDDUS Medical Adviser Dr Roopinder Brar's blog on how #SocialPrescribing can suppor…

11 May 2021

Marking #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek read MDDUS Medical Adviser Dr Roopinder Brar's blog on how #SocialPrescribing ca… https://t.co/bvZz5Npqbn

10 May 2021

We close the latest issue of Insight Secondary with Addenda, which includes a review of Intensive Care – the latest… https://t.co/A2QvsoyT7E

08 May 2021

Professor Deborah Bowman asks what is “moral distress” in the context of healthcare staff caring for patients in a… https://t.co/E3bgmuoIH0

07 May 2021

Dr Caroline Osborne-White, medical adviser at MDDUS, answers some FAQs on reflective practice, including why it’s i… https://t.co/b2lKWUrK7k

06 May 2021

To be held on 18 May, ‘Risk management: Social media use in practice’ is designed for PMs within general medical or… https://t.co/gC48rROPeO