Return to Elective Care
June 8 2020: Restarting elective OMF surgery COVID-19 recovery phase (this document refers to patients on waiting lists for elective surgery under GA, it excludes Head and Neck cancers covered in both BAOMS and NHS documents).
Latest Outpatient Guidelines for OMFS: Living Document with current information to set recommended level of activity outpatient activity. (Updated June 2020 post Covid-19).
The American College of Surgeons: Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance - a set of principles and issues to help local facilities plan for resumption of elective surgical care.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine: Restarting Planned Surgery - an excellent joint document from range of stakeholders in anaesthesia (accessed 11 May 2020).
RCS England – Recovery Tool Kit
Intercollegiate Guidelines for Cancer Surgery: Guidelines for pre-operative COVID-19 testing for elective cancer surgery - this document updates the previous Intercollegiate guidance (April 15th 2020). It outlines the process to ensure a consistent approach to screening for COVID in the cancer patient undergoing surgery. This aims to ensure both staff and patient safety by minimising the risk of COVID in the perioperative pathway.
ENT Guidelines for Return to Elective Surgery: Consent and Pre-operative Assessment for ENT surgery - a graduated return to elective ENT within the COVID-19 Pandemic
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery: Guidelines for COVID ‘negative’ patients - proposed guidance to UK cardiac and thoracic teams for procedures on patients who are screened negative for COVID 19.
British Orthopaedic Association: Evidence based suggestions for the return to elective orthopaedic surgery following the COVID-19 pandemic