British Orthopaedic Association Background Briefing
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The British Orthopaedic Association released a document regarding the current position on elective activity, waiting lists and restart. In late-March 2020, all non-urgent elective operations and most outpatient clinic appointments were cancelled. Elective operating resumed gradually over the late spring and summer, but the progress in restarting elective orthopaedics has been slower than most other specialties. There is wide geographical variation in operating capacity, and many units have suspended surgery again in the second wave, which will further increase waiting times. Read the full document here.
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