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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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

  • 21 January 2021
  • Press release

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.

  • 15 January 2021
  • News
  • GDP

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.

  • 15 January 2021
  • News

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.

  • 14 January 2021
  • News
  • GDP

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.

  • 14 January 2021
  • MDDUS Update
  • GDP

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.

  • 14 January 2021
  • News
  • GDP

Update on CQC's regulatory approach

The Care Quality Commission has provided an update on its regulatory approach in response to Covid-19.

  • 13 January 2021
  • External Announcement

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.

  • 13 January 2021
  • News

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".

  • 12 January 2021
  • News

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.

  • 12 January 2021
  • News

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Our brand new edition of Insight Primary features: 🔹An interview with a retired GP returning to help with… https://t.co/TEi2bDsMrS

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MDDUS is recruiting for a Project Manager to join our team (12 month FTC) For more information and details of how… https://t.co/BGQat3UTjN

15 Apr 2021

If you missed our #MDDUSHustings yesterday, you can view an on-demand recording of the event by clicking the link b… https://t.co/gwZ2p7Pnui

15 Apr 2021

What does "being professional" mean as a doctor? In our brand new Insight Primary, @lizprice_risk looks at how exp… https://t.co/vDBShq1zFN

14 Apr 2021

RT @anne_bma: Attended #MDDUSHustings chaired very effectively by Professor Sir John Curtice @WhatScotsThink to probe the various political…

14 Apr 2021

RT @carolynnscrim: Thanks so much to all at the MDDUS for today’s hustings - really good questions and discussion, and of course an absolut…

14 Apr 2021

That's a wrap on our #MDDUSHustings - thank you to all guests for attending, to @WhatScotsThink for chairing, and t… https://t.co/2YAnXLfI5V

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle "We want our healthcare professionals to have more time to spend per individual, and t… https://t.co/rotxbs2AiA

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "One example of the wider problems we would like to see tackled is drug and alcohol i… https://t.co/fWpuNjenMd

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "Dentists have really suffered as a result of this pandemic and I would like to see c… https://t.co/XdTC8cC4Uw

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "In terms of mental health, what could be valuable is providing video links for patients" @scotlibdems

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @carolynnscrim "Learning lessons from the pandemic and having the flexibility to assess patients on… https://t.co/ifNek3tm53

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle we are looking forward to allow our GPs to have proper time with our patients, we nee… https://t.co/KoD3a6jk52

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings Next question from @WhatScotsThink is "What does your party have to say on the future of clinical pr… https://t.co/dxfyVtKDdp

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @carolynnscrim "One of the key things that @scottishgreens is proposing is enforceable breaks for staff"

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @EmmaHarpersnp "We know many clinicians are weary after the 14 months of Covid and we need to listen to them" @theSNP

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @BrianWhittle "It's key to allow patients to spend more time in appointments with healthcare workers… https://t.co/DcfTViwYpo

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @CMochan "Under the @ScottishLabour party, every GP practice would have a dedicated mental health wo… https://t.co/psNpLP5cAm

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @rebeccabellLD "We would like to see a staffing report which comes before parliament annually to und… https://t.co/8W7hgA3Bxp

14 Apr 2021

#MDDUSHustings @CMochan "We want to look at keeping staff, providing the training people need, and keeping them saf… https://t.co/ZsjypgKDz4