About this event

  • Date and time Thu 17 Sep 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 42 'The impact on surgery and surgical waiting lists' on Zoom here.

A record excess of four million people are now awaiting hospital treatment in England. This number includes more than 83,000 who have been waiting more than a year.

In this episode, RSM President Professor Roger Kirby will interview Professor Derek Alderson, immediate past President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas' and Hannah Warren, Specialist Registrar, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgeons, surgery and surgical waiting lists.

In addition, the panel will discuss whether the mass testing proposed by the Prime Minister in his “Operation Moonshot” initiative could help to resolve the situation.

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Key speakers

Professor Derek Alderson

Past President, Royal College of Surgeons

Mr Ben Challacombe

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London

Hannah Warren

Specialist Registrar, King’s College Hospital

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.