22 May 2020
We welcome the national guidance and steer provided by last week’s NHS England document, and note that in many areas it ties in with our own thinking about how to resume routine T&O care.

However, in our view there are a number of areas in which greater clarity is needed and we have today written to NHS England to express our concerns about areas that need further clarification and coverage. We are particularly aware that where members have started holding clinics with patients there are often many questions raised about what is expected in the lead up to surgery in terms of a 14-day isolation period, and we feel there is an urgent need for more guidance on this.

We provide here for our members the key points from our letter to NHS England, and welcome further feedback from members.