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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CQC registration mandatory for remote orthodontic providers

CQC confirms that remote orthodontic providers offering ‘direct-to-consumer’ treatments are required to be CQC registered.

  • 12 July 2021
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Consultation on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff

The UK Government will launch a public consultation on whether or not to make Covid-19 and flu vaccination a condition of deployment in healthcare settings in England.

  • 25 June 2021
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Long Covid may be widespread

Over two million people with Covid-19 in England are thought to have had one or more enduring symptoms.

  • 24 June 2021
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Hospital waiting list in England hits five million

New NHS figures show that the waiting list for hospital treatment in England has surpassed five million for the first time since records began in 2007.

  • 24 June 2021
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Record surgical waiting lists in England near five million

Hospital surgical waiting lists in England are now the longest since records began in 2007, according to the latest statistics published by NHS England.

  • 28 May 2021
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GPs in Scotland struggle to cope under pandemic pressure

Nine out of 10 GPs in Scotland have reported that they or their staff have been subjected to verbal or physical abuse in the past month.

  • 27 May 2021
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Remote consulting should not be default option

More than 40 per cent of junior doctors said they were suffering from depression, anxiety, stress or burnout in a recent survey conducted by the BMA.

  • 26 May 2021
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Melanoma diagnoses fall in lockdown

A fall in melanoma diagnoses by 28 per cent in April to November 2020 has experts worried that fewer people with suspicious skin lesions are seeing their GP.

  • 11 May 2021
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Trainee doctors suffer with psychological impact of pandemic

More than 40 per cent of junior doctors said they were suffering from depression, anxiety, stress or burnout in a recent survey conducted by the BMA.

  • 11 May 2021
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Taskforce to prioritise antivirals development

A taskforce has been launched by the UK Government to identify antiviral treatments for patients exposed to Covid-19.

  • 29 April 2021
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In addition to our recently launched Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing support service for members, we also have a men… https://t.co/1eJuH3cuku

6 hours 47 minutes ago

‘Professionalism: fulfilling your duties as a dentist’ is a course designed for any dentist to attend and focuses o… https://t.co/7xm5ehoNY7

15 Sep 2021

Have you watched this video yet? MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd (@emshep698), is talking about our n… https://t.co/jy3ny2FU47

14 Sep 2021

Dr Greg Dollman, senior medico-legal adviser at MDDUS, writes about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our new confide… https://t.co/inHWF9PBpk

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… https://t.co/JKTWvlBPEA

14 Sep 2021

To be held on 28 October, our ‘Confidentiality for GPs’ course will explore what is expected of GPs in relation to… https://t.co/UQibRhpaBT

10 Sep 2021

MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd, talks about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our confidential and fre… https://t.co/8gqjT8ZI2I

09 Sep 2021

MDDUS has launched a new, confidential and free wellbeing support service. Designed to support our thousands of den… https://t.co/phNofaGkUi

08 Sep 2021

MDDUS has urged our members not to suffer in silence and instead make use of our new, confidential and free wellbei… https://t.co/KbuNpjR1hL

07 Sep 2021

We close Insight Dental with Addenda, which includes a review of The Doctor Who Fooled The World – a book by… https://t.co/sAvwZj2dGV

06 Sep 2021

In her ethics column in the current issue of Insight Dental magazine, Professor Deborah Bowman asks whether hypocri… https://t.co/jZEPmr56xW

03 Sep 2021

The Case Files section in this issue of Insight Dental feature a complaint on NHS treatment costs; advice on treatm… https://t.co/Ak6T5d6zcT

02 Sep 2021

The pandemic has caused major disruption to dental services. Among the many clinical areas affected are referrals f… https://t.co/TeqCHF9T9l

01 Sep 2021

Reflective practice is common – but do your insights go deep enough to ensure lasting change? MDDUS senior risk adv… https://t.co/qS9doxwQcM

31 Aug 2021

Dr Amy Walker shares her experience of a clinical error that profoundly changed her clinical practice, while traini… https://t.co/T93xWT9B3m

30 Aug 2021

Taking place this Thursday, 2 September, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resol… https://t.co/ShKyZbrEwi

29 Aug 2021

London-based anaesthetist, expedition medic and photographer, Jon Williamson, talks to Insight Dental about taking… https://t.co/WyKBkXncUO

27 Aug 2021

Dealing with estranged parents can bring many pitfalls for dentists in protecting the confidentiality of young pati… https://t.co/FSRrGg05xL

26 Aug 2021

Around the time of GDC annual renewals, there are a few dental team members who unknowingly miss the renewal date a… https://t.co/TLg7eFvnOe

26 Aug 2021

To be held on 1 September, ‘Investigating and responding to complaints as a hospital doctor/dentist’ is an interact… https://t.co/y6T5vJeCoq

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