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News Archive – April 2020

Please view our Archived News articles:

Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic

27 Apr 2020

This guidance describes levels of surgical priority, covering all surgical specialties with the exception of obstetrics and gynaecology and ophthalmology. Click here  to view the full publication. Read more

NHS England - Speciality guides for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic

23 Apr 2020

Clinical guide for the management of patients requiring endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic

Please click here to access the Clinical guide for the management of patients requiring endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic Read more

Medical Device Regulation

17 Apr 2020

On 3 April the European Commission adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation to allow Member States, health institutions and economic operators to prioritise the fight against the COVID-19... Read more

Appliance Use Reviews

16 Apr 2020

There has been a verbal recommendation by NHSE/I, and BHTA endorses this recommendation, that all non-essential patient reviews are suspended at this time. This is to ensure that any transmission risks are mitigated to the patient, to your community... Read more

General FYI

15 Apr 2020

After a request from the patient groups please see a note aimed at patients concerning the guidance issued to GP’s and contractors by clicking here - are you going to print out the attached letter? And add that to the news bulletin? BHTA... Read more

Colorectal Cancer Pathway during COVID-19 Pandemic

15 Apr 2020

Joint ACPGBI, BSG and BSGAR considerations for adapting the rapid access colorectal cancer pathway during COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid access two week wait colorectal cancer referrals will continue. Changes to our usual... Read more

Stoma Patient Covid-19 Self Help Guide

01 Apr 2020

Endorsed by ASCN UK

ASCN UK are happy to share with you a Stoma Patient Self-Help guide for dealing with a Stoma during the Covid-19 pandemic - click here to access This was created by Jenny Williams, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trusts, and endorsed by... Read more