Many surgeries have been cancelled during the pandemic, with good reason, as early data showed the increase in mortality associated with a coronavirus infection, but now waiting lists grow, and there are questions about how the NHS will pick up the slack.
In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, talks to the full panel; Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology in Portsmouth, Matt Morgan, a consultant in a intensive care medicine in Cardiff, Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire, and Nisreen Alwan, public health consultant in Southampton.
They are joined by Mary Venn, research fellow, and honorary surgical registrar in London, who's been looking into the pandemic's effect on surgery. For more on that research:
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