Defence body launches new well-being support unit

Medical defence body the MDDUS has urged members not to suffer in silence and instead make use of its new, confidential and free well-being support service.

The organisation’s Support into Pandemic Recovery programme additionally includes specialist advice on how to handle complaints about care delivered during Covid-19, support for doctors moving into blended remote and face-to-face consulting, and strategies for dealing with challenging patient encounters

New MDDUS chairman Prof Iain Cameron, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology and former dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, said: ‘As we move into recovery from the pandemic, it has never been more important for clinicians to have resources and support in place to look after themselves as they care for others.’

Members can access help by phoning 0330 175 7043 or going to the website