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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.

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