About this event

  • Date and time Tue 14 Apr 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:10pm
  • Location Online

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What trade-offs are having to be made due to the current focus on managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the NHS?

What is the impact on other areas of healthcare, for example, surgical management and procedures?

Who is responsible for making these difficult decisions?

In this episode, Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons and Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon of Eastbourne D.G.H joins us to give us a surgeon's perspective on trade-offs in a pandemic.

Our speakers will be interviewed by Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor at the Financial Times to ask some of these questions, as well as others from the viewers.

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

Key speakers

Professor Derek Alderson

President of the Royal College of Surgeons, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Birmingham

Speaker's biography

Professor Alderson was Professor of Surgery at the University of Bristol from 1997 to 2005 before becoming the Barling Professor of Surgery and Head of Department in Birmingham, a post he held until October 2015. He holds an honorary appointment as a Consultant Surgeon with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation.

Scarlett McNally

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Eastbourne D.G.H.

Speaker's biography

Mrs McNally is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for Eastbourne D.G.H. She is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Perioperative Care and a council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.