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 support during the Covid-19 immunisation rollout

MDDUS has published general principles for members involved in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, providing reassurance of access to advice, support and indemnity.

  • 18 January 2021
  • MDDUS Update

Safety “takes priority” over dental activity levels

Safety must take clear priority over dental activity levels during the latest national coronavirus lockdown, says UK dental organisations in a joint statement.

  • 15 January 2021
  • News

Record hospital waiting lists in England

A record 4.46 million patients in England were waiting for hospital treatment in November 2020, according to statistics published by the NHS.

  • 15 January 2021
  • News

Supplementary advice for GDC decision makers on factors specific to Covid-19

The General Dental Council has published advice on its website to support decision makers in considering factors relating to the impact of Covid-19.

  • 14 January 2021
  • News

Regulators' joint statement and supplementary advice

MDDUS welcomes the GDC’s acknowledgement that the broad range of Covid-related challenges should be considered formally during any investigations.

  • 14 January 2021
  • MDDUS Update

Health and social care regulators renew pledge to regulate in light of Covid-19

Health and social care regulators have re-issued a joint statement in relation to how they have and will continue to regulate in light of COVID-19.

  • 14 January 2021
  • News

Update on CQC's regulatory approach

The Care Quality Commission has provided an update on its regulatory approach in response to Covid-19.

  • 13 January 2021
  • External Announcement

Covid-19 immune response varies in cancer patients

Cancer patients with Covid-19 showed varied immune responses depending on disease type in a study funded by Cancer Research UK.

  • 13 January 2021
  • News

Preliminary findings on quality of Covid-19 hospital care

Preliminary findings show that approximately 97 per cent of hospital care for patients with Covid-19 has been "acceptable, good or excellent".

  • 12 January 2021
  • News

Flu vaccine administered to record numbers in England

Uptake of the flu vaccine among over-65s in England this year has been the highest ever.

  • 12 January 2021
  • News

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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

7 hours 21 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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