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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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.

  • 26 October 2020
  • MDDUS Update

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.

  • 23 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 22 October 2020
  • News

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.”

  • 21 October 2020
  • News
  • External Article

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.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients

Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.

  • 13 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 13 October 2020
  • Press release

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.

  • 12 October 2020
  • News

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.

  • 08 October 2020
  • News

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

  • 30 September 2020
  • Press release

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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 18 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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