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COVID-19: supporting the NHS recovery

With demand increasing and capacity limited, how can private service providers, suppliers and partners support the nation’s public health system at this time?

Taking a look at the risks posed by a pause in elective procedures and exploring the resumption of endoscope services, Brian King discusses how private-public sector collaboration and sharing educational resources could be key to aiding recovery.

During the early days of COVID-19, the NHS postponed non-urgent procedures, erected new hospitals, while ICU and ventilator availability was increased across the country. This incredible response – in a matter of weeks – demonstrated the resilience and resourcefulness of our public health service, despite the challenges it has faced as a result of chronic underfunding over recent years.

ing eased across the UK, from bars and restaurants reopening to the reduction of social distancing, the NHS is navigating a new way of operating. Elective care procedures are being resumed, many of which already had lengthy waiting lists even before the pandemic hit our shores.

This temporary pause in appointments an

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EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

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