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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