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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NICE publishes single guideline for managing Covid-19

Essential information about managing Covid-19 in adults and children has now been published in a single NICE guideline.

  • 31 March 2021
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MDDUS reacts to new consultation on regulation of healthcare professionals

MDDUS has commented on the publication of a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on the future of healthcare regulation.

  • 31 March 2021
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“Perfect storm” of problems leading to drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer

A reluctance to attend hospital for diagnostic tests as well as increased worry over symptoms may be behind a drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer.

  • 30 March 2021
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Updated guidance on remote prescribing takes effect 5 April

Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices amended to offer more detailed advice to doctors who are increasingly seeing patients remotely.

  • 30 March 2021
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Long Covid "more prevalent than expected" in women

Long Covid appears to be more prevalent in women and in young people (including children) than might have been expected from acute Covid-19 mortality.

  • 19 March 2021
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CQC finds “worrying variation” in DNACPR decisions

Worrying variation in the use of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic has been identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a new report.

  • 19 March 2021
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Blanket DNACPRs inappropriate for people with learning disability

NHS England confirms in recent letter to primary care providers that blanket DNACPR orders for patients with a learning disability are inappropriate.

  • 10 March 2021
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Viral risk to dermatologists exposed to surgical smoke

Smoke extractors should be made available in all settings where dermatology surgery takes place to mitigate the risk of viral transmission of infections.

  • 10 March 2021
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Taking place on 13 May, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is… https://t.co/PdiFb9qDEY

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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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