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Green Surgery

The carbon footprint problem Surgery creates a considerable carbon footprint and as surgeons we need to think about ways that we can reduce this. In the UK 4% of the country’s carbon footprint is down to the NHS (not even allowing for activity in the private sector)....

Pulvertaft Essay Prize

Honoured to have won the 2021 Pulvertaft Essay Prize. ‘How can we reduce the postcode lottery of hand services in the NHS?’ The term ‘postcode lottery’ implies that some patients lose out through not getting as good care as others living elsewhere. ‘Postcode...

Cosmetic Surgery Certification

Learn more about cosmetic surgery certification – the new programme relaunched with professional behaviours masterclass. Designed with the aim of improving safety for patients accessing cosmetic surgery services.   For patients: Cosmetic Surgery...

Safety of steroid injections

Patients concerns There is currently a lively correspondence on the safety or otherwise of steroid injections given for scar management and specific conditions of the hand and wrist – specifically, whether or not it is safe to give them with COVID-19 in the community....

Consenting to an operation while COVID-19 is still prevalent

Trying to decide whether to have an operation Trying to make your mind up about surgery can be difficult at the best of times. Now it is even more difficult as we have to factor in the additional risks that can arise because of COVID-19. Furthermore, the risks can be...