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Daycase General Surgery During Covid-19 : A joint BADS/HCUK Conference

Friday 18th June 2021 Virtual Conference Back

A joint BADS & Healthcare Conferences UK Conference

Daycase General Service During Covid-19
Friday 18th June 2021, Virtual Conference

Day surgery is now provided for an increasing range of procedures in patients ranging from the very fit to the rather frail. It has become the standard of care for many elective surgery procedures and should be the default option for all 200 procedures within the BADS Directory of Procedures 6th Edition.

The Covid-19 pandemic has put extraordinary strain on hospital services, staff and facilities with hospitals having to restructure pathways and spaces. During the first wave, the majority of elective surgery was suspended resulting in long delays for elective and some urgent surgery. The recovery of elective surgery in the NHS depends not only on the need to address the backlog of patients now requiring treatment but also the recognition that many patients remain increasingly reluctant to come into hospital.
It is therefore essential to rapidly develop provision for elective and urgent surgery via efficient day case pathways:

  • To tackle expending waiting lists
  • To reduce the secondary impact of Covid-19 relating to morbidity associated with delayed surgery
  • To provide an environment and pathway which enables patients to attend with confidence
  • To meet patient prference for day surgery over inpatient care.

As elective surgery resumes performing as many procedures as possible as a day case has never been more vital. Cold site surgery should be considered, ideally within a dedicated unit as part of an acute hospital site, and ensure that properly designed units are protected from surges in emergency care admissions.

There will be an opportunity for discussion with the speakers, experts from BADS and participants from across the UK which will be of interest to those with medical and nursing backgrounds.

For further information and online booking please click here.