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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...
Which sunscreen should I use?

Which sunscreen should I use?

As thoughts turn towards possible summer holidays, be that in the UK or overseas, one item that is a ‘must’ in your suitcase is a good quality sunscreen particularly for your face. Sunscreen otherwise known as sunblock is important for protection against UVA and UVB...