The outbreak of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge for our health service. Over the coming weeks surgeons and surgical teams, alongside every doctor, nurse and health or care professional, will be facing increasingly difficult challenges. Our new COVID-19 Q&A webinar series will provide a platform for discussion and feedback on how the surgical workforce is coping with the pandemic.
For those unable to join live, we keep a catalogue of our past webinars to provide accessible advice for members and fellows.
If you have any questions please get in touch with our events team.
COVID-19 Q&A Perioperative care in a crisis
Wednesday 10 June, 6pm
Chaired by RCS Vice-President, Miss Sue Hill and Mrs Scarlett McNally, RCS Council member and Deputy Director of the Centre for Perioperative Care.
COVID-19 Q&A Parenthood during the crisis
Tuesday 16 June, 6pm
We will be joined by Professor Farah Bhatti, Chair of Women in Surgery and RCS Council member, Victoria Pegna, RCS Council member and Less than full-time trainee and Liam Poynter, trainee surgeon in Colorectal and General Surgery at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected parenthood.
COVID-19 Q&A Human Factors Your 5 minute brief: 3 June
RCS Council members Professor Peter Brennan and Victoria Pegna and the team at Critical Factors discuss the importance of effective briefings with an emphasis on briefing in the COVID-19 environment.
COVID-19 Q&A Lessons from other countries: 28 May
RCS Vice President and President Elect, Professor Neil Mortensen was joined by Dr Steven Wexner and Professor Antonino Spinelli to discuss what we can learn from the global community, specifically from Italy and the US.
COVID-19 RCS Research Group: 20 May
RCS President Professor Derek Alderson was joined by RCS Director of Clinical Research Professor Peter Hutchinson along with research leads as they showcased and discussed COVID-specific projects such as CovidSurg and Operation COVID.
COVID-19 Q&A The surgeons' dilemma: 13 May
RCS VP and President Elect, Professor Neil Mortensen, RCS Council member, Miss Fiona Myint, and eminent neurosurgeon, Mr Henry Marsh look at the challenging issues and ethics that all clinicians are currently facing of when, how and if to treat patients who may carry the COVID-19 virus.
COVID-19 Q&A Impact on the BAME community: 6 May
On 6 May Cliff Shearman VP, Farah Bhatti, Ananda Nanu and Tim Cook examined the impact the current pandemic is having on Black and Minority Ethnic NHS workers and wider issues relating to diversity in surgery.
COVID-19 Q&A with the RCS President: Lockdown one month on: 29 April
Our President, Derek Alderson, was joined by RCS Council member and President of the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA), Nigel Mercer on 29 April to reflect on how the surgical workforce is coping with COVID-19 one month on from our inaugural broadcast.
COVID-19 Q&A with ASIT and BOTA: By trainees for trainees: 23 April
Our webinar on Thursday 23 April was a joint collaboration with ASiT, BOTA and JCST discussing issues important to trainees.
COVID-19 It's OK not to be OK with the RCS President Elect: 15 April
On 15 April, our President Elect, Professor Neil Mortensen, hosted our new COVID-19 webinar and was joined by RCS Council members Victoria Pegna and Stella Vig, to discuss mental health and wellbeing.
COVID-19 Q&A with the Deans of the Dental Faculties: 7 April
Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, was joined by the deans of the Dental Faculties for an interactive webinar on Tuesday 7 April. The session consisted of a Q&A on how dental practice and dental surgery is coping with the current pandemic.
COVID-19 Training Q&A with the RCS President: 1 April
COVID-19 Q&A with the RCS President: 26 March
On 26 March 2020, RCS President Professor Derek Alderson and Chief Executive Andrew Reed discussed the challenges presented to the surgical workforce by the Covid-19 outbreak and answered questions from viewers.