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Sayburn A. How can surgery be supported to recover safely from COVID-19? Bull R Coll Surg Engl 2020;
Royal College of Surgeons of England. Recovery of surgical services during and after COVID-19.
www.rcseng.ac.uk/coronavirus/recovery-of-surgical-services/ (December 2020).
GOV.UK. National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports.
www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports (cited December 2020).
GOV.UK. Daily update.
coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ (cited December 2020).
Royal College of Surgeons of England. Protecting Surgery Through a Second Wave.
London: RCS England; 2020.
Royal College of Surgeons of England. Supporting the Wellbeing of Surgeons and Surgical Teams
During COVID-19 and Beyond. London: RCS England; 2020.
NHS England. Personal protective equipment (PPE).
www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/secondary-care/infection-control/ppe/ (cited December 2020).
Royal College of Surgeons of England. COVID-19: Good Practice for Surgeons and Surgical Teams.
London: RCS England; 2020.
NHS England. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: resource shortage, escalation and National Loan Programme for COVID-19 in England. www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/
uploads/sites/52/2020/09/C0709-resource-shortage-and-loan-sop-v2-sept-2020.pdf (cited December 2020).
Royal College of Surgeons of England. Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus
pandemic. www.rcseng.ac.uk/coronavirus/surgical-prioritisation-guidance (cited December 2020).
Centre for Perioperative Care. Delivering on opportunities for better health and perioperative care in the COVID-19 era. www.cpoc.org.uk/guidelines-resources-resources/future-perioperative-care-and-covid-19-era
(cited December 2020).
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. Anaesthesia and critical care: guidance for Clinical Directors on
preparations for a possible second surge in COVID-19. icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/anaesthesia-andcritical-care-second-surge-guidance (cited December 2020).
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. COVID-19 rapid guideline: arranging planned care in
hospitals and diagnostic services. www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng179/ (cited December 2020).
NHS England. Advice on acute sector workforce models during COVID-19. https://www.england.nhs.uk/
coronavirus/publication/advice-on-acute-sector-workforce-models-during-covid-19/ (cited December 2020).
NHS England. Asymptomatic NHS staff testing. www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/
sites/52/2020/11/Lateral-flow-testing-Trust-Letter-09.11.20.pdf (cited December 2020).
General Medical Council. Joint statement: Supporting doctors throughout the second COVID-19 wave.
(cited December 2020)
Effect of perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection Lancet
Protecting patients with COVID-19 free surgical pathways JCO
The importance of preoperative testing BJS
The global volume of elective cancellations BJS
Delaying surgery for patients with SARS-CoV-2 BJS
Restarting elective surgery safely Anaesthesia
The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on children BJS
Global guidelines for surgery during COVID-19 BJS
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