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 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

Rapid review on dental APGs published by SDCEP

A new report on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Anticipatory care planning for dementia patients during pandemic

NHS Scotland has published guidance to aid GP practices in conducting anticipatory care planning conversations with dementia patients during COVID-19.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Fears over rising GP workload

GP appointments in England are rising week by week, putting practices under increasing pressure, according to the BMA.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Study highlights mucocutaneous signs of COVID-19

Oral lesions and skin rashes are an "important" manifestation of COVID-19, according to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

GMC advice on fitness to practice during COVID

The impact of social distancing, staff shortages and working outside of normal practice should all be considered by GMC staff investigating complaints against doctors.

  • 28 September 2020
  • News

22 Oct 2021

MDDUS is a sponsor at this year’s #FutureSurgery 2021 event, delivered in partnership with Royal College of Surgeon… https://t.co/1lotlqhGaD

21 Oct 2021

At MDDUS, we encourage everyone to take care of their mental wellbeing and we would like to remind all our members… https://t.co/EZKqX8dwKK

19 Oct 2021

MDDUS is currently recruiting for three new positions just now - a Product Manager, a Marketing Manager and a Corpo… https://t.co/cysHHaHIfq

19 Oct 2021

We finish Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which features a review of the controversial Covid-19 documentary… https://t.co/IAlYxmEFp1

18 Oct 2021

In Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman discusses insights and findings from research she conducted o… https://t.co/DaJ0Tuszyb

15 Oct 2021

In our Dilemma article in this issue of Insight Primary magazine, two of our senior medico-legal advisers offer adv… https://t.co/eGej5ibppx

14 Oct 2021

The case files in Insight Primary magazine are based on MDDUS files and are published to highlight common pitfalls… https://t.co/1CXZ8HxfOR

14 Oct 2021

‘Complaints handling for admin and reception teams in GP practice – session one’ – is an interactive course that co… https://t.co/x20HMKKgYS

13 Oct 2021

In 1993, a young man named Anthony Bland was allowed to die some four years after suffering crush injuries in one o… https://t.co/zd99AZFyEN

12 Oct 2021

MDDUS’ Head of Training, CPD and Risk Advisory Services, Liz Price, explores “proactive reflection” at a deeper lev… https://t.co/8r8yWMjajW

11 Oct 2021

MDDUS risk adviser, Alan Frame, urges practices to monitor local social media posts to keep aware of emerging topic… https://t.co/i0ykkeJM35

11 Oct 2021

MDDUS publications editor, Jim Killgore, looks at smartphone applications that are changing how doctors manage diab… https://t.co/6BTTseznM8

11 Oct 2021

‘Confidentiality for admin and reception teams in GP practice – session one’ - this interactive course comprises t… https://t.co/Bm2Ww5vjZo

10 Oct 2021

If you’re looking for emotional support, please check out the external, local and national resources on our mental… https://t.co/Ir2UZ3KMDh

10 Oct 2021

Today is #worldmentalhealthday and we encourage both our members and non-members to reach out for support whenever… https://t.co/EiwBcd9qa6

09 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how crucial it is for doctors and dentists to feel empowered to look after their own mental health whil… https://t.co/rxkOTMFBeA

09 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how important it is for doctors and dentists to feel empowered to look after their own mental health wh… https://t.co/gMNgtDQ7Sc

08 Oct 2021

Burnout is a huge issue for GPs and we know how essential it is for them to be able to look after their own mental… https://t.co/jEwon4gnOL

08 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how important it is for doctors to feel empowered to look after their own mental health while also cari… https://t.co/DFm2nvY9a1

07 Oct 2021

MDDUS recently published our monthly newsletter, which contained info on our new, free and confidential YourHalo: E… https://t.co/RLTE3SbvbY

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