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Press Statement: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on testing of asymptomatic NHS staff, elective surgery and diagnostics

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh statement on testing of asymptomatic NHS staff, elective surgery and diagnostics - Read more

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been calling for NHS staff to be tested for Covid-19 on a regular and rigorous basis. Only in this way can hospitals be secured and made safe for surgery. Over the past few months, both waiting times and the number of patients waiting for elective surgery have increase…



RCSEd Statement on COVID-19 second wave and the importance of continuation of essential surgeries

RCSEd Statement on COVID-19 second wave and the importance of continuation of essential surgeries - Read more

The message today from Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer and Sir Patrick Valance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, was powerful, urgent and timely. It is clear that a second wave of Covid-19 is upon us and could be devastating unless swift, mitigating action is taken by government, the NHS and the general public.



Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic - Update 8 June 2020

Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic - Update 8 June 2020 - Read more

This guidance has been updated from the original version published on 11 April 2020. The main changes are the inclusion of material related to spinal surgery and paediatric cardiac surgery.



AoMRC Four Nation The Need to Reinstate Training and Services - 3 June 2020

AoMRC Four Nation The Need to Reinstate Training and Services - 3 June 2020 - Read more

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted on the UK population’s health and wellbeing as well as everyone’s work, home and social lives. The ability of the NHS to deliver care across a wide range of its usual services has also been tested.



Response to COVID-19 in Australia and its impact on elective surgery

Response to COVID-19 in Australia and its impact on elective surgery  - Read more

In Australia, by mid-March, there was a surge of COVID-19 cases, particularly affecting the more populous states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. This led to the commencement of lockdown across Australia, which in Victoria extended from late March to the end of May.





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