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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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

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

Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits

The number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.

  • 11 September 2020
  • News

Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome

RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services.

  • 09 September 2020
  • News

RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff

Weekly testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.

  • 09 September 2020
  • News

Research links obesity with higher risk of COVID-19 complications

Research has confirmed that obese patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of admission to intensive care units and death from the virus.

  • 31 August 2020
  • News

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Taking place on 13 May, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is… https://t.co/PdiFb9qDEY

19 Jan 2022

Taking place on 25 January, our ‘Remote consulting in secondary care’ training event covers how to implement safer… https://t.co/P5RpBQGitW

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… https://t.co/wj1AQXLKvC

14 Jan 2022

To be held on 8 February, our ‘Leadership: Understanding emotions to reduce risk’ training event is designed for do… https://t.co/2jqzspnMDh

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS chief executive, Chris Kenny, warns about the recent changes to indemnity options for GPs in Northern Ireland… https://t.co/9DYISQ9A2P

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a paralegal to join our team in London. For more information, please click on this lin… https://t.co/5RSe0iBGMo

13 Jan 2022

We close Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which includes reviews of Michael Rosen’s new book Many Different K… https://t.co/edTqRtWCPE

12 Jan 2022

In her regular ethics column in Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman considers the case of a broken t… https://t.co/b06HMgYQ5Z

11 Jan 2022

Has your practice ever received information suggesting a patient has been selling prescription medicine? Find out h… https://t.co/Fgd9IpW8L9

11 Jan 2022

To be held on 28 January, our course ‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is desi… https://t.co/q8HtUd3hRX

10 Jan 2022

This issue of Insight Primary magazine’s Case Files concern an accusation of unprofessional language, missed mening… https://t.co/8bjCuHVm5X

07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp… https://t.co/5X5LR90Scq

06 Jan 2022

In the current issue of Insight Primary magazine, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) explores the landmark court case of Dr Bo… https://t.co/1BGybA9ll0

05 Jan 2022

Insight publications editor Jim Killgore looks at a new artificial intelligence innovation that can “read” electron… https://t.co/m19yYkfCIn

04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs… https://t.co/E2vlpnwS1W

03 Jan 2022

In this article in Insight Primary magazine, MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame offers practical advice on how to “lower… https://t.co/L4UQd3tMoC

31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives. https://t.co/0tBmfNuviw

30 Dec 2021

In the article ‘Assessment of fever in children’, GP partner Guy Krauth, associate clinical director of Lothian Uns… https://t.co/4ZjjHC4ycl

29 Dec 2021

Our ‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in primary care’ training event takes place on 19 January and is designed f… https://t.co/3q2VODGFnA

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