Post lockdown strategy for non-COVID essential and emergency surgery

15th June 2020


The world has experienced an unprecedented pandemic since January 2020. Countries have responded according to the prevalence of the virus, their healthcare resources and offered guidance to the public. RCSEd responded by providing guidance and advise through working with surgical societies and sister colleges, providing guidelines to members and fellows and education through webinars .

Many countries have now seen the worst over and are beginning to ease the restrictions. It is now timely to learn how our International partners are dealing with going back to work in the so called “New Normal” environment.

We have assembled a panel from Australia, Myanmar and Malta to share their experience and views on the strategy from their countries on the way forwards.


  • Mr Pala Rajesh
    Vice President, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Mr Joseph Galea
    President of the Association of Surgeons of Malta
  • Prof Zaw Wai Soe
    Orthopaedics Surgeon and Rector of the University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Prof Jonathan Serpell
    Professor and Director of General Surgery at The Alfred Hospital, Australia


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