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Message from Chris Kenny, CEO, MDDUS – Covid-19 update
Personal message to members from CEO, Chris Kenny, on how MDDUS will continue to support them during the pandemic.
Long Covid clinical guideline under development
A guideline on managing the persistent effects of Covid-19 is being developed to support the management of the condition across diverse communities.
Updated Covid-19 dental guidance
An updated guidance synopsis on the implications of Covid-19 for the safe management of general dental practice has been published by the FGDP (UK) and College of General Dentistry.
Entitlement to SSP extended to those self-isolating prior to an operation
To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification.”
Surgical staff in England face a "mountain to climb"
A total of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020 according to figures released by NHS England.
NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients
Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.
MDDUS advice to dental members in Scotland returning to NHS practice
Dental defence specialist, MDDUS, today welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to allow NHS dental care to restart “the full range of treatments” on 1 November 2020.
Free fallow time calculator for dentists
A fallow time calculator has been launched to assist dentists performing procedures that carry a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.
COVID deaths three times higher than pneumonia or flu
COVID-19 has killed more than three times as many people as pneumonia or flu according to new figures for England and Wales.
MDDUS welcomes GMC guidance on doctor and patient relationship in decision making
MDDUS has today (Wednesday 30 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the General Medical Council to support shared decision making between doctors and patients