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Understanding the recovery challenges

John Timmons, international medical director at Mölnlycke, discusses the findings of a major survey which uncovered the impact of the backlog, caused by COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have many serious and far-reaching impacts on the health service, affecting most if not all clinical settings. The vast numbers of patients with COVID-19 admitted into hospitals have placed unprecedented pressures on the system, forcing vital services to pause and treatments to be delayed. One of the areas most impacted by the crisis is elective care

There has never been a more urgent need to assess the most effective and efficient way to clear the backlog of elective surgery than now. Doing so would not only support the health service to return to non-COVID-19 operations; it would also alleviate the pressure on the system as a whole, and directly improve long-term health outcomes for patients across the country. We cannot allow cancers to be left untreated, nor cardiovascular conditions to be left undiagnosed, or we risk an even greater health crisis in the years to come.

As we look to build back better from the crisis, we mus

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Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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