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Medical defence specialist MDDUS extends free Covid indemnity support for retired doctors
MDDUS has announced an extension in our free membership for retired doctors returning to work in the pandemic, in recognition of the impact of the second wave of Covid-19
Safety “takes priority” over dental activity levels
Safety must take clear priority over dental activity levels during the latest national coronavirus lockdown, says UK dental organisations in a joint statement.
Record hospital waiting lists in England
A record 4.46 million patients in England were waiting for hospital treatment in November 2020, according to statistics published by the NHS.
Supplementary advice for GDC decision makers on factors specific to Covid-19
The General Dental Council has published advice on its website to support decision makers in considering factors relating to the impact of Covid-19.
Regulators' joint statement and supplementary advice
MDDUS welcomes the GDC’s acknowledgement that the broad range of Covid-related challenges should be considered formally during any investigations.
Health and social care regulators renew pledge to regulate in light of Covid-19
Health and social care regulators have re-issued a joint statement in relation to how they have and will continue to regulate in light of COVID-19.
Update on CQC's regulatory approach
The Care Quality Commission has provided an update on its regulatory approach in response to Covid-19.
Covid-19 immune response varies in cancer patients
Cancer patients with Covid-19 showed varied immune responses depending on disease type in a study funded by Cancer Research UK.
Preliminary findings on quality of Covid-19 hospital care
Preliminary findings show that approximately 97 per cent of hospital care for patients with Covid-19 has been "acceptable, good or excellent".
Flu vaccine administered to record numbers in England
Uptake of the flu vaccine among over-65s in England this year has been the highest ever.