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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BDA urges action on service in "crisis"

BDA survey reveals that at present 55% of practices across the UK estimate they are able to maintain their financial sustainability for 12 months or less.

  • 17 November 2020
  • News

100-fold increase in number awaiting elective hospital treatment

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 100-fold increase in the number people waiting over a year for elective hospital treatment in England.

  • 17 November 2020
  • News

Important steps taken to support doctors in second Covid-19 wave

MDDUS welcomes a joint statement that implements changes it has called for to ensure complaints and claims against doctors tackling the virus are dealt with fairly after Covid-19.

  • 11 November 2020
  • Press release

MDDUS advice to dental members in England following confirmation of a second lockdown

In advance of the second lockdown, MDDUS welcomes today’s clear advice for its dental members in England.

  • 02 November 2020
  • MDDUS Update

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.

  • 29 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 28 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 26 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 26 October 2020
  • MDDUS Update

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.

  • 23 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 22 October 2020
  • News

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19 Jan 2022

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17 Jan 2022

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17 Jan 2022

‘Rebuild your resilience (for hospital doctors)’ is a new training event that will take place on Saturday, 30 April…

14 Jan 2022

To be held on 8 February, our ‘Leadership: Understanding emotions to reduce risk’ training event is designed for do…

13 Jan 2022

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

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a paralegal to join our team in London. For more information, please click on this lin…

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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