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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NICE publishes single guideline for managing Covid-19

Essential information about managing Covid-19 in adults and children has now been published in a single NICE guideline.

  • 31 March 2021
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MDDUS reacts to new consultation on regulation of healthcare professionals

MDDUS has commented on the publication of a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on the future of healthcare regulation.

  • 31 March 2021
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“Perfect storm” of problems leading to drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer

A reluctance to attend hospital for diagnostic tests as well as increased worry over symptoms may be behind a drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer.

  • 30 March 2021
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Updated guidance on remote prescribing takes effect 5 April

Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices amended to offer more detailed advice to doctors who are increasingly seeing patients remotely.

  • 30 March 2021
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Long Covid "more prevalent than expected" in women

Long Covid appears to be more prevalent in women and in young people (including children) than might have been expected from acute Covid-19 mortality.

  • 19 March 2021
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CQC finds “worrying variation” in DNACPR decisions

Worrying variation in the use of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic has been identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a new report.

  • 19 March 2021
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Blanket DNACPRs inappropriate for people with learning disability

NHS England confirms in recent letter to primary care providers that blanket DNACPR orders for patients with a learning disability are inappropriate.

  • 10 March 2021
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Viral risk to dermatologists exposed to surgical smoke

Smoke extractors should be made available in all settings where dermatology surgery takes place to mitigate the risk of viral transmission of infections.

  • 10 March 2021
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HWF launches digital hub offering staff support and resources

A new bespoke digital platform has been launched by the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF) charity.

  • 25 February 2021
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NHS expands mental health support for staff in England

Forty mental health support hubs for NHS staff are to be opened across England in the coming weeks.

  • 25 February 2021
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In addition to our recently launched Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing support service for members, we also have a men…

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‘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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