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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GDC urges vaccine uptake

Dental staff are being urged by the GDC to get the coronavirus vaccine if they have not already.

  • 25 February 2021
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Covid-19 risks future dental inequality in Scotland

The number of adults attending a dentist in Scotland in December 2020 was down according to statistics published by Public Health Scotland.

  • 25 February 2021
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Updated guidance to help doctors prescribe remotely

MDDUS welcomes update from GMC that doctors who prescribe remotely must meet the same standards as they do when seeing patients face to face.

  • 23 February 2021
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End-of-life guide for acute care

A new acute care resource on managing patients at the end of life has been published by the Royal College of Physicians London in collaboration with the Society of Acute Medicine.

  • 05 February 2021
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Frontline staff urged to take up Covid-19 vaccination

Frontline health and social care workers in England have been urged to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine when offered in a letter signed by leading professionals.

  • 05 February 2021
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Radiotherapy teams adapt to significant Covid-19 impact

Delivery of radiotherapy treatment was significantly impacted during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 05 February 2021
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Guide for public on Covid-19 testing

A guide to Covid-19 testing for patients and the public has been published by the Royal College of Pathologists.

  • 05 February 2021
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Surge in DIY dental kit sales

Sales of at-home dental kits for lost fillings, caps, and crowns by Boots the Chemist were up a reported 87 per cent in the last three months of 2020 compared with the previous year.

  • 03 February 2021
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Survey shows five out of 10 family doctors tempted to quit NHS

Findings paint vivid picture of health professions at breaking point and highlight risk of an exodus of staff from the NHS.

  • 01 February 2021
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Medical defence specialist MDDUS extends free Covid indemnity support for retired doctors

MDDUS has announced an extension in our free membership for retired doctors returning to work in the pandemic, in recognition of the impact of the second wave of Covid-19

  • 21 January 2021
  • Press release

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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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