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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.