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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Stark figures on dental treatment in England

Proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown.

  • 30 August 2021
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Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination

Vaccination for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than does the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.

  • 30 August 2021
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Dentists’ mental health hit by pandemic

More than a quarter of dentists in Scotland reported “significant depressive” symptoms during the pandemic.

  • 25 August 2021
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More GPs needed to reduce stress on services

BMA campaign launched to encourage the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs.

  • 25 August 2021
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Free dental care in Scotland for those under 26

People aged under 26 in Scotland are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment.

  • 25 August 2021
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Worrying level of abuse directed at healthcare staff

BMA survey finds that over a third of doctors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have suffered recent abuse from patients or those close to them.

  • 11 August 2021
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Burnout “unsurprising” among medical trainees

A third of medical trainees reported feeling "burnt out" to a high or very high degree because of their work.

  • 29 July 2021
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Call for post-pandemic GP rescue plan

An “emergency rescue package” is needed for general practice to save doctors from burnout and protect patient care.

  • 29 July 2021
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New guideline to help identify and treat Covid vaccine blood clotting

Healthcare staff can now refer to new guidance to help them identify and treat patients who develop rare blood clotting condition.

  • 29 July 2021
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Patient satisfaction in general practice remains high

A majority of patients in England have rated their overall experience of general practice as very or fairly good in 2021 despite the challenges of Covid-19.

  • 12 July 2021
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In addition to our recently launched Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing support service for members, we also have a men…

7 hours 44 minutes ago

‘Professionalism: fulfilling your duties as a dentist’ is a course designed for any dentist to attend and focuses o…

15 Sep 2021

Have you watched this video yet? MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd (@emshep698), is talking about our n…

14 Sep 2021

Dr Greg Dollman, senior medico-legal adviser at MDDUS, writes about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our new confide…

14 Sep 2021

MDDUS is looking to recruit a Medical Practice Adviser to join our team. To be based in either our London or Glasgo…

14 Sep 2021

To be held on 28 October, our ‘Confidentiality for GPs’ course will explore what is expected of GPs in relation to…

10 Sep 2021

MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd, talks about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our confidential and fre…

09 Sep 2021

MDDUS has launched a new, confidential and free wellbeing support service. Designed to support our thousands of den…

08 Sep 2021

MDDUS has urged our members not to suffer in silence and instead make use of our new, confidential and free wellbei…

07 Sep 2021

We close Insight Dental with Addenda, which includes a review of The Doctor Who Fooled The World – a book by…

06 Sep 2021

In her ethics column in the current issue of Insight Dental magazine, Professor Deborah Bowman asks whether hypocri…

03 Sep 2021

The Case Files section in this issue of Insight Dental feature a complaint on NHS treatment costs; advice on treatm…

02 Sep 2021

The pandemic has caused major disruption to dental services. Among the many clinical areas affected are referrals f…

01 Sep 2021

Reflective practice is common – but do your insights go deep enough to ensure lasting change? MDDUS senior risk adv…

31 Aug 2021

Dr Amy Walker shares her experience of a clinical error that profoundly changed her clinical practice, while traini…

30 Aug 2021

Taking place this Thursday, 2 September, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resol…

29 Aug 2021

London-based anaesthetist, expedition medic and photographer, Jon Williamson, talks to Insight Dental about taking…

27 Aug 2021

Dealing with estranged parents can bring many pitfalls for dentists in protecting the confidentiality of young pati…

26 Aug 2021

Around the time of GDC annual renewals, there are a few dental team members who unknowingly miss the renewal date a…

26 Aug 2021

To be held on 1 September, ‘Investigating and responding to complaints as a hospital doctor/dentist’ is an interact…

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