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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College launches Covid-19 digital archive

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has launched a Covid-19 digital archive to documents the experiences of healthcare workers during the pandemic.

  • 26 November 2020
  • News

NHS faces "hidden backlog" in routine hospital care

New report from The Health Foundation highlights huge drop in numbers for routine hospital care between January and August 2020 compared to 2019.

  • 24 November 2020
  • News

Advice about practising in level 4 restrictions in Scotland – MDDUS is here to help

As 11 local authorities in Scotland move into the highest Covid-19 protection level, MDDUS offers advice and guidance to its Scottish-based dental members.

  • 20 November 2020
  • MDDUS Update

100-fold increase in number awaiting elective hospital treatment

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 100-fold increase in the number people waiting over a year for elective hospital treatment in England.

  • 17 November 2020
  • News

BDA urges action on service in "crisis"

BDA survey reveals that at present 55% of practices across the UK estimate they are able to maintain their financial sustainability for 12 months or less.

  • 17 November 2020
  • News

Important steps taken to support doctors in second Covid-19 wave

MDDUS welcomes a joint statement that implements changes it has called for to ensure complaints and claims against doctors tackling the virus are dealt with fairly after Covid-19.

  • 11 November 2020
  • Press release

MDDUS advice to dental members in England following confirmation of a second lockdown

In advance of the second lockdown, MDDUS welcomes today’s clear advice for its dental members in England.

  • 02 November 2020
  • MDDUS Update

Urgent action needed in A&E crowding

Half of UK emergency departments are caring for patients in corridors due to overwhelming demand, a survey by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has found.

  • 29 October 2020
  • News

Survey confirms disrupted learning for majority of trainee doctors

More than 80 per cent of trainee doctors report that disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced learning they need to progress their careers.

  • 28 October 2020
  • News

Faculty publishes new guidance for providing a travel health service

The Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has published its Good Practice Guide for Providing a Travel Health Service.

  • 26 October 2020
  • News

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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 47 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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