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Defining clinical decision making in the provision of audio-visual outpatient care for acute upper limb trauma services: A review of practice

7 monthes ago   |   By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the widespread adoption of technology-enabled care in the NHS.1 Moving into phase two of the response, the continuing use of audio-visual technology is expected, where appropriate, to be integral in the provision of safe, quality patient care.2 A clinical need therefore exists to identify when care can be safely delivered remotely using audio-visual technology and when there is a need for in-person contact. At Salisbury Foundation Trust , during phase one of the NHS response to Covid-19, the decision to treat upper limb trauma patients in-person or...
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Access to low or no-cost meals disrupted due to school closures during COVID-19

7 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to low or no-cost school breakfast and lunch programs for millions of low-income children.
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Rising stress and depressive symptoms linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

7 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic - such as unemployment - and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the U.S., according to a groundbreaking University of California, Irvine study.
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Microsurgery Fellowships

7 monthes ago   |   By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic, has had an unprecedented effect on the NHS, but also across global healthcare systems. This level of disruption and redesigning of plastic surgery services has only been compared to major historical events, such as world wars and other disasters.1 Microsurgery services have had to carry on being available for lower limb injuries and head and neck cancers, even during the peak of the disease.2 At the same time, outpatient clinics and elective operating lists were reduced dramatically, due to hospital staff reassignments and to minimise the risk of patient exposure to...
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Plastic surgical management of skin cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

7 monthes ago   |   By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

We present our management of urgent skin cancer referrals during the COVID-19 pandemic through the utilisation of an independent plastic surgery treatment centre. During this pandemic, we have seen a worrying decline in the number of new urgent skin cancer referrals being received by our service. However, there are still a number of patients requiring treatment for high risk skin cancers, where delays could potentially lead to significant complications. Our PSTC has allowed us to continue with definitive skin cancer excisions and reconstructions in patients suitable for local anaesthetic...
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