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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Calls to vaccinate GPs and practice teams

A message of support from Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the General Medical Council, to all healthcare workers on making decisions around care.

  • 11 January 2021
  • News

Making decisions around care - a message from Dame Clare Marx

A message of support from Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the General Medical Council, to all healthcare workers on making decisions around care.

  • 11 January 2021
  • External Announcement

GP practices asked to suspend routine work to support Covid vaccination

GP practices in England should limit non-essential work to focus on delivering Covid vaccinations, according to new guidance.

  • 11 January 2021
  • News

New ethical guidance for frontline staff during pandemic

Patients should be given the same access to care regardless of whether they have Covid-19, according to new ethical guidance.

  • 07 January 2021
  • News

Pregnant women advised against Covid-19 vaccine

Pregnant or breast-feeding women advised not to take the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

BMA survey reflects winter fears

Nine out of 10 doctors said they felt uneasy that they could not provide the standard of care they wanted during the pandemic.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

Covid-19 vaccine roll out continues

More than half a million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Prime Minister has said.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

PPE rules tightened

Rules around the supply of PPE equipment in Scotland will be tightened from 1 January, 2021.

  • 21 December 2020
  • News

Psychological advice for dental teams

Practical advice for dental teams on overcoming common Covid-related challenges.

  • 21 December 2020
  • News

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, extends the furlough and loan schemes further into 2021.

  • 17 December 2020
  • External Announcement

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

7 hours 29 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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