About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Feb 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 61 'Allocating critical care and scarce resources in the pandemic' on Zoom here.

With the pandemic stretching the capacity of the NHS, how should transparent decisions around prioritisation be made when services like critical care are scarce?

To discuss this important question for the COVID-19 Series we welcome Professor Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal United Hospital NHS Trust in Bath, Dr Moosa Qureshi, 54000doctors and Bawa Garba & Exercise Cygnus legal campaigns, and Dame Jane Dacre, past President of the Royal College of Physicians and President of the Medical Protection Society.

Chaired by Andrew Jack from the Financial Times, the panel will offer an understanding of triage by capacity and insight into the impact on services when demand exceeds capacity. They will also discuss the legal and ethical considerations of prioritisation decisions, and whether there is a need for national guidance.

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Key speakers

Professor Tim Cook

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital NHS Trust in Bath

Dr Moosa Qureshi

54000doctors and Bawa Garba & Exercise Cygnus legal campaigns

Dame Jane Dacre

Past President, Royal College of Physicians and President, Medical Protection Society



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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.

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