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A plastic surgery service response to COVID-19 in one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe

Authors
  • Armstrong, A.1
  • Jeevaratnam, J.1, 2
  • Murphy, G.1
  • Pasha, M.3
  • Tough, A.4
  • Conway-Jones, R.4
  • Mifsud, R.W.4
  • Tucker, S.5
  • 1 Plastic Surgery Specialty Training Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2 Major, Royal Army Medical Corps
  • 3 Foundation Doctor, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 4 Medical Student, University of Oxford
  • 5 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Publisher
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Publication Date
Apr 21, 2020
Volume
73
Issue
6
Pages
1174–1205
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.03.027
PMID: 32359857
PMCID: PMC7195076
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Article
License
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Abstract

COVID-19 is presenting a colossal challenge to frontline NHS staff. This paper highlights how plastic surgery teams can use their diverse skills and resources in times of crisis. Through effective strategy and leadership we present how we are adapting as a department to serve our plastic surgery patients, other hospital teams and the Trust.

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