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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MDDUS calls on UK Law Officers to plan ahead amid fears of a spike in prosecutions following COVID-19.

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has written to the UK's Law Officers, calling on them to direct courts to take the unique circumstances of COVID-19 into account during any related criminal claims raised against healthcare professionals

  • 04 May 2020
  • Press release

Allied dental professionals involved in patient triage

MDDUS advice to associate dental members being asked to return to practices to assist in triage of patients.

  • 29 April 2020
  • MDDUS News
  • MDDUS Update

Primary Care Dental Services COVID-19 Toolkit

This document sets out the principles of safe redeployment and healthcare delivery during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 22 April 2020
  • External Announcement
  • External Article

Provision of the medical certificate of cause of death

Letter from the Interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gregor Smith on the provision of the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD).

  • 21 April 2020
  • External Announcement

Wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

MDDUS offers advice to its members on how they can balance the demands of the COVID-19 outbreak with their own wellbeing.

  • 20 April 2020
  • MDDUS News
  • MDDUS Update

MDDUS advice for members taking challenging ethical decisions during Covid-19

Medical defence organisation MDDUS offers advice to members who may be required to take challenging ethical decisions during the Covid-19 outbreak

  • 17 April 2020
  • MDDUS News
  • MDDUS Update

MDDUS announces additional measures to support members tackling Covid-19

New measures announced by medical defence organisation MDDUS to support members tackling Covid-19

  • 16 April 2020
  • MDDUS News
  • MDDUS Update
  • Press release

COVID-19 - dental preparedness letter

A letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement on the standard operating procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 16 April 2020
  • External Announcement
  • External Article

Community based prescribing for COVID-19 symptoms

A joint statement from the General Medical Council and the Care Quality Commission.

  • 16 April 2020
  • External Article

Statement on advance care planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Joint statement from the Chief Executives and Registrars of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council.

  • 16 April 2020
  • External Article

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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

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, MDDUS members can contact our free and confidential wellbeing support… https://t.co/EsgTs6yAow

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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