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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Entitlement to SSP extended to those self-isolating prior to an operation

To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification.”

  • 21 October 2020
  • News
  • External Article

NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients

Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

Surgical staff in England face a "mountain to climb"

A total of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020 according to figures released by NHS England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

MDDUS advice to dental members in Scotland returning to NHS practice

Dental defence specialist, MDDUS, today welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to allow NHS dental care to restart “the full range of treatments” on 1 November 2020.

  • 13 October 2020
  • Press release

Free fallow time calculator for dentists

A fallow time calculator has been launched to assist dentists performing procedures that carry a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.

  • 12 October 2020
  • News

COVID deaths three times higher than pneumonia or flu

COVID-19 has killed more than three times as many people as pneumonia or flu according to new figures for England and Wales.

  • 08 October 2020
  • News

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

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

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

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17 Jan 2022

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14 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

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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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