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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome
RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services.
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.
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.