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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Confirmation of guidance to vaccination centres

The MHRA has produced confirmed guidance on managing allergic reactions in vaccination centres.

  • 09 December 2020
  • News

Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

The first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK has been approved by independent medicines regulator the MHRA.

  • 03 December 2020
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Inappropriate use of DNRs during pandemic, CQC finds

Healthcare teams struggling to cope early in the coronavirus pandemic made “inappropriate” use of do not resuscitate orders.

  • 03 December 2020
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GMC update on vaccine programme

General Medical Council's answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccines.

  • 03 December 2020
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Majority of GPs struggling to provide sufficient level of care

More than 80 per cent of GPs have struggled to provide a patient with a sufficient level of care in 2020, according to new figures from the GMC.

  • 30 November 2020
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Covid-19 brings rise in antibiotic prescribing

Antibiotic prescribing by dentists in England between April to July 2020 was 25% higher than the same period in 2019 according to the University of Manchester.

  • 30 November 2020
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GPs in Scotland undertaking extra work during Covid-19

A reminder for all GPs practising in Scotland regarding reimbursement for additional indemnity expenses incurred by the increase in sessions worked due to Covid-19.

  • 30 November 2020
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MDDUS reaction to GMC report on the state of medical education and practice

MDDUS has responded to the publication today (27 Nov) of the General Medical Council's report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK.

  • 27 November 2020
  • Press release

Call to “lock in” bureaucracy busting measures

New drive to empower frontline NHS staff by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and “locking in positive change” has been announced.

  • 27 November 2020
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RCGP calls for suspension of GP appraisal

The Royal College of GPs governing council has passed a motion calling for suspension of GP appraisal for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 27 November 2020
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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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