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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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24 Feb 2021

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24 Feb 2021

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