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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Action needed to boost vaccine uptake amongst health workers

Tackling misinformation and mistrust is key to reducing Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers, a new UK study has found.

  • 29 April 2021
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SNOMED CT deadline extension for dental providers

Deadline for compliance with the use of SNOWMED CT terminology extended by four months.

  • 29 April 2021
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Vaccine choice for pregnant women welcomed

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists welcome news that pregnant women will be offered the Covid-19 vaccine in line with UK vaccine roll out.

  • 28 April 2021
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Ensure your practice is inclusive

Many practice websites are still displaying messaging that excludes certain members of society from accessing GP services.

  • 27 April 2021
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Majority of doctors predict NHS backlogs well into 2022

Nearly 60 per cent of doctors think it will take at least 18 months for the NHS to recover from the pandemic.

  • 23 April 2021
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Impact of Covid-19 must be factored into regulators' decision-making

MDDUS has again backed calls for the impact of Covid-19 to be factored into regulators' decision making.

  • 23 April 2021
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Mental health crisis hits youth hard

Referrals of children and young people to mental health services in England between April and December last year increased by 28 per cent.

  • 23 April 2021
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BMJ stresses importance of ventilation and air quality in Covid-19 prevention

More emphasis needs to be placed on proper ventilation and air quality in the reduction of Covid-19, says the BMJ in a recent editorial.

  • 19 April 2021
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Covid-19 poses greater risk of neurological or psychiatric disorders

A study of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 has found that a third suffered from a neurological or psychiatric disorder in the following six months.

  • 07 April 2021
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GMC patient guide on safe online healthcare

A guide for patients on how to keep safe when getting medicine or treatment online has been produced by the General Medical Council.

  • 06 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…

6 hours 56 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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