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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HWF launches digital hub offering staff support and resources

A new bespoke digital platform has been launched by the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF) charity.

  • 25 February 2021
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NHS expands mental health support for staff in England

Forty mental health support hubs for NHS staff are to be opened across England in the coming weeks.

  • 25 February 2021
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GDC urges vaccine uptake

Dental staff are being urged by the GDC to get the coronavirus vaccine if they have not already.

  • 25 February 2021
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Covid-19 risks future dental inequality in Scotland

The number of adults attending a dentist in Scotland in December 2020 was down according to statistics published by Public Health Scotland.

  • 25 February 2021
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Updated guidance to help doctors prescribe remotely

MDDUS welcomes update from GMC that doctors who prescribe remotely must meet the same standards as they do when seeing patients face to face.

  • 23 February 2021
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End-of-life guide for acute care

A new acute care resource on managing patients at the end of life has been published by the Royal College of Physicians London in collaboration with the Society of Acute Medicine.

  • 05 February 2021
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Frontline staff urged to take up Covid-19 vaccination

Frontline health and social care workers in England have been urged to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine when offered in a letter signed by leading professionals.

  • 05 February 2021
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Radiotherapy teams adapt to significant Covid-19 impact

Delivery of radiotherapy treatment was significantly impacted during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 05 February 2021
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Guide for public on Covid-19 testing

A guide to Covid-19 testing for patients and the public has been published by the Royal College of Pathologists.

  • 05 February 2021
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Surge in DIY dental kit sales

Sales of at-home dental kits for lost fillings, caps, and crowns by Boots the Chemist were up a reported 87 per cent in the last three months of 2020 compared with the previous year.

  • 03 February 2021
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RT @NHSScotCareers: Wearing an NHSScotland Pride badge is a simple yet effective way to show visible support to LGBT+ people in a healthcar…

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RT @P_H_S_PMH: Today is the start of #menshealthweek and we want to encourage men in Scotland to talk about their mental health. We know th…

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RT @MDDUS_News: We're delighted to receive this feedback on our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, launched to champion the in…

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RT @MDDUS_News: We recently launched our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, marking #Pride Month, and to champion the interest…

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RT @LGBTfdn: As part of #MensHealthWeek, we want to make sure you know your rights as an LGBT patient. This guide from @gmcuk details wha…

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RT @scotgovhealth: From today, the NHS Scotland Pride Badge will be worn by health care staff who have taken the pledge to show their suppo…

7 hours 27 minutes ago

We finish this issue of Insight Dental with Addenda, which features a review of Intensive Care – the latest book by… https://t.co/CzM4lyjyeS

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We're delighted to receive this feedback on our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, launched to champio… https://t.co/pO5LlOHZX5

8 hours 14 minutes ago

RT @MattHancock: I’m delighted that from today, more gay & bisexual men will be allowed to donate blood, platelets & plasma, as the NHS wil…

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We recently launched our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, marking #Pride Month, and to champion the… https://t.co/9BRdkTgOFf

12 Jun 2021

We have two new positions currently advertised on the MDDUS careers page – we are looking for a Regulatory Lawyer a… https://t.co/eEeMsqZjKt

11 Jun 2021

Our ‘Professionalism: fulfilling your duties as a dentist course’ takes place on Tuesday 15 June and is worth 4.5 C… https://t.co/uSMtq4PgCZ

11 Jun 2021

In this issue of Insight Dental, Professor Deborah Bowman (@deborahbowman) asks what is “moral distress” in the con… https://t.co/ECuHdtjKO8

11 Jun 2021

RT @Missismonty: Proud to be part of this organisation supporting all our employees! #Pride2021 @MDDUS_News https://t.co/qr8iyKY2wy

11 Jun 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Marking #Pride Month, read about the launch of our dynamic new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which affirms ou…

11 Jun 2021

Marking #Pride Month, read about the launch of our dynamic new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which af… https://t.co/TcRI8erdPz

10 Jun 2021

RT @ReviewDental: MDDUS Marks Pride Month - https://t.co/LESldQn7HO https://t.co/NGuCFfMBlh

10 Jun 2021

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10 Jun 2021

RT @scotgovhealth: Up to £5m to help NHS dental practices to purchase, renew or upgrade ventilation equipment as improved ventilation in su…

10 Jun 2021

RT @scotgovhealth: New funding of up to £5 million is available to NHS dentists to help remobilise services as Scotland recovers from the #…