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References and Further Reading

Sayburn A. How can surgery be supported to recover safely from COVID-19? Bull R Coll Surg Engl 2020;
102: 236–239.

Royal College of Surgeons of England. Recovery of surgical services during and after COVID-19.  (December 2020).

GOV.UK. National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports. (cited December 2020).

GOV.UK. Daily update. (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). (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.
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. (cited December 2020).

Centre for Perioperative Care. Delivering on opportunities for better health and perioperative care in the 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. (cited December 2020).

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. COVID-19 rapid guideline: arranging planned care in
hospitals and diagnostic services. (cited December 2020).

NHS England. Advice on acute sector workforce models during COVID-19.
coronavirus/publication/advice-on-acute-sector-workforce-models-during-covid-19/ (cited December 2020).

NHS England. Asymptomatic NHS staff testing.
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

Policy paper | Department of Health & Social Care

Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all

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