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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Record strain on emergency departments

Emergency departments in England experienced the highest number of 12-hour and four-hour stays on record in September.

  • 15 October 2021
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Dissatisfaction and burnout common reasons for leaving medical practice

Dissatisfaction and burnout were among the main reasons UK doctors gave for leaving their jobs over the period from 2004 to 2019.

  • 15 October 2021
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Varied quality of maternity services in England

Variation in the quality and safety of England’s maternity services has been identified as an "ongoing concern" in a new report.

  • 29 September 2021
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ONS data shows risk of Covid death lower for vaccinated

Risk of death involving Covid-19 has been found to be consistently lower for people who received two vaccinations compared to one or no vaccination, according to ONS.

  • 22 September 2021
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Vaccinations required for all NHS staff entering a care home

All NHS staff entering a CQC-regulated care home in England on or after 11 November must provide evidence that they have had two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine or are exempt.

  • 17 September 2021
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Stark figures on dental treatment in England

Proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown.

  • 30 August 2021
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Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination

Vaccination for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than does the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.

  • 30 August 2021
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Dentists’ mental health hit by pandemic

More than a quarter of dentists in Scotland reported “significant depressive” symptoms during the pandemic.

  • 25 August 2021
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More GPs needed to reduce stress on services

BMA campaign launched to encourage the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs.

  • 25 August 2021
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Free dental care in Scotland for those under 26

People aged under 26 in Scotland are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment.

  • 25 August 2021
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22 Oct 2021

MDDUS is a sponsor at this year’s #FutureSurgery 2021 event, delivered in partnership with Royal College of Surgeon… https://t.co/1lotlqhGaD

21 Oct 2021

At MDDUS, we encourage everyone to take care of their mental wellbeing and we would like to remind all our members… https://t.co/EZKqX8dwKK

19 Oct 2021

MDDUS is currently recruiting for three new positions just now - a Product Manager, a Marketing Manager and a Corpo… https://t.co/cysHHaHIfq

19 Oct 2021

We finish Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which features a review of the controversial Covid-19 documentary… https://t.co/IAlYxmEFp1

18 Oct 2021

In Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman discusses insights and findings from research she conducted o… https://t.co/DaJ0Tuszyb

15 Oct 2021

In our Dilemma article in this issue of Insight Primary magazine, two of our senior medico-legal advisers offer adv… https://t.co/eGej5ibppx

14 Oct 2021

The case files in Insight Primary magazine are based on MDDUS files and are published to highlight common pitfalls… https://t.co/1CXZ8HxfOR

14 Oct 2021

‘Complaints handling for admin and reception teams in GP practice – session one’ – is an interactive course that co… https://t.co/x20HMKKgYS

13 Oct 2021

In 1993, a young man named Anthony Bland was allowed to die some four years after suffering crush injuries in one o… https://t.co/zd99AZFyEN

12 Oct 2021

MDDUS’ Head of Training, CPD and Risk Advisory Services, Liz Price, explores “proactive reflection” at a deeper lev… https://t.co/8r8yWMjajW

11 Oct 2021

MDDUS risk adviser, Alan Frame, urges practices to monitor local social media posts to keep aware of emerging topic… https://t.co/i0ykkeJM35

11 Oct 2021

MDDUS publications editor, Jim Killgore, looks at smartphone applications that are changing how doctors manage diab… https://t.co/6BTTseznM8

11 Oct 2021

‘Confidentiality for admin and reception teams in GP practice – session one’ - this interactive course comprises t… https://t.co/Bm2Ww5vjZo

10 Oct 2021

If you’re looking for emotional support, please check out the external, local and national resources on our mental… https://t.co/Ir2UZ3KMDh

10 Oct 2021

Today is #worldmentalhealthday and we encourage both our members and non-members to reach out for support whenever… https://t.co/EiwBcd9qa6

09 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how crucial it is for doctors and dentists to feel empowered to look after their own mental health whil… https://t.co/rxkOTMFBeA

09 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how important it is for doctors and dentists to feel empowered to look after their own mental health wh… https://t.co/gMNgtDQ7Sc

08 Oct 2021

Burnout is a huge issue for GPs and we know how essential it is for them to be able to look after their own mental… https://t.co/jEwon4gnOL

08 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how important it is for doctors to feel empowered to look after their own mental health while also cari… https://t.co/DFm2nvY9a1

07 Oct 2021

MDDUS recently published our monthly newsletter, which contained info on our new, free and confidential YourHalo: E… https://t.co/RLTE3SbvbY

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