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Daycase General Surgery During Covid-19: A joint BADS/HCUK Conference

04 Dec 2020

Friday 4th December 2020, Virtual Conference

A joint BADS & Healthcare Conferences UK Conference
Daycase General Surgery During Covid-19
Friday, 4th December 2020, Virtual Conference

Since the COVID-19 pandemic the NHS has described an "emergency in elective care" with waiting lists escalating and surgical bed availability greatly diminished. Never has it been more important to deliver high quality efficient surgical pathways which maximise productivity and minimise length of stay in order to tackle the escalating waiting lists and to reduce the impact on the valuable and vanishingly rare resource of elective surgical beds. HCUK and BADS are collaborating to deliver a series of one day virtual conferences aimed at improving day surgery pathways across a range of surgical specialties including General Surgery.

Day surgery is now provided for an increasing range of procedures, in patients ranging from the very fit to the rather frail.  It has become the standard of care for many elective surgery procedures and should be the default option for all 200 procedures within the BADS Directory of Procedures.

During the first wave of the pandemic the majority of elective surgery was suspended resulting in long delays for elective and some urgent surgery. The recovery of elective surgery in the NHS depends not only on the needs to address the backlog of patients now requiring treatment but also the recognition that many patients remain increasingly reluctant to come into hospital.

It is therefore essential to rapidly develop provision for elective and urgent surgery via efficient day case pathways:

  • To tackle expanding waiting lists
  • To reduce the secondary impact of COVID-19 relating to morbidity associated with delayed surgery
  • To provide an environment and pathway which enables patients to attend with confidence
  • To meet patient preference for day surgery over inpatient care


By attending you will hear from centres who have successfully introduced day case Laparoscopic Fundoplication and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy pathways.

There will be an opportunity for discussion with the speakers, experts from BADS and participants from across the UK which will be of interest to those with medical and nursing backgrounds.

Further information and booking available here.

*REDUCED RATES for BADS Members - ONLY £100 + VAT - Quote HCUK100BADS when booking*

*SPECIAL DISCOUNT for Trainees of £100 + VAT*