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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MDDUS welcomes Professional Standards Authority COVID 19 guidance for healthcare regulators

MDDUS has today (24 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the Professional Standards Authority for healthcare regulators on Fitness to Practise hearings during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • 24 September 2020
  • Press release

Updated advice to members

MDDUS has been approached by members seeking advice and guidance about how the latest Government review might impact upon their dental practices.

  • 23 September 2020
  • MDDUS Update

Free COVID indemnity support for retired doctors extended for six months by MDDUS

MDDUS has today (21 September 2020) announced the extension of indemnity support for retired doctors for a further six months

  • 21 September 2020
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes General Medical Council guidance on COVID 19 specific complaints

MDDUS has today (14 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the General Medical Council aimed at ensuring COVID-19 specific complaints against doctors are considered fairly.

  • 14 September 2020
  • Press release

Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits

The number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.

  • 11 September 2020
  • News

Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome

RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services.

  • 09 September 2020
  • News

RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff

Weekly testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.

  • 09 September 2020
  • News

Patient access to dental care “off cliff edge” in lockdown

Patients accessing the Urgent Dental Care Network in England amounted to little over two per cent of normal levels of activity.

  • 31 August 2020
  • News

Research links obesity with higher risk of COVID-19 complications

Research has confirmed that obese patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of admission to intensive care units and death from the virus.

  • 31 August 2020
  • News

Pandemic further risks child dental health

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to exacerbate already high rates of dental decay in children in England, says the BDA.

  • 27 August 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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