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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Inappropriate use of DNRs during pandemic, CQC finds

Healthcare teams struggling to cope early in the coronavirus pandemic made “inappropriate” use of do not resuscitate orders.

  • 03 December 2020
  • News

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

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17 Jan 2022

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17 Jan 2022

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14 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

MDDUS chief executive, Chris Kenny, warns about the recent changes to indemnity options for GPs in Northern Ireland…

13 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

We close Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which includes reviews of Michael Rosen’s new book Many Different K…

12 Jan 2022

In her regular ethics column in Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman considers the case of a broken t…

11 Jan 2022

Has your practice ever received information suggesting a patient has been selling prescription medicine? Find out h…

11 Jan 2022

To be held on 28 January, our course ‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is desi…

10 Jan 2022

This issue of Insight Primary magazine’s Case Files concern an accusation of unprofessional language, missed mening…

07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp…

06 Jan 2022

In the current issue of Insight Primary magazine, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) explores the landmark court case of Dr Bo…

05 Jan 2022

Insight publications editor Jim Killgore looks at a new artificial intelligence innovation that can “read” electron…

04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs…

03 Jan 2022

In this article in Insight Primary magazine, MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame offers practical advice on how to “lower…

31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives.

30 Dec 2021

In the article ‘Assessment of fever in children’, GP partner Guy Krauth, associate clinical director of Lothian Uns…

29 Dec 2021

Our ‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in primary care’ training event takes place on 19 January and is designed f…

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