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Dear Colleagues,

We are all working in incredibly challenging circumstances. The global landscape has changed in such a short space of time with the stark reality of the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. As healthcare workers, we shall all be facing significant challenges in the weeks and months ahead.

During this unprecedented time, the need to access reliable information is paramount. This list is a compiled set of resources from multiple references. It will be updated frequently as information about COVID-19 evolves. Please check back often for updates.

COVID Red small BASO Guidance on COVID-19

COVID Red small NHS England and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges: Clinical Guidance for Management of Essential Cancer Surgery for Adults during the COVID-19

COVID Red small Specialty Associations: Guidance & Statements

COVID Red small Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19 update

COVID Red small RCSENG Guidance and updates during COVID-19

COVID Red small Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19

COVID Red small NHS Guidance and Support

COVID Red small Macmillan Cancer Support

*Advice is correct at posted date, but this may change in the future*

Best Wishes,

BASO~ACS Council

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BASO Cancer Situation Report Site

To manage the cirisis of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all routine operations have been cancelled in many hospitals and the treatment of cancers put on hold.

BASO is collecting data on these delays and ventures into non-standard pathways. The aim is to produce weekly reports to highlight the plight of cancer surgery. In the weeks and months that come, unpalatable decisions will have to be made about prioritising the provision of healthcare. Read more....

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COVIDSURG-CANCER STUDY

(Funded by BASO NIHR Research Grant)

We would be delighted to have you and your team involved and collaborating.

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(BASL) British Association for the Study of the Liver

BASL is a multi-disciplinary Special Interest Group of clinicians, scientists and patient advocates whose purpose is to facilitate collaborative research, enhance service development and raise awareness of Cholangiocarcinoma. BASL is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of the biology and pathology of the liver for the optimal care of patients.

BASL is affilliated to BASO~ACS, click here to find more.

 

EUROPEAN EXAMS

BASO~ACS works very closely with our European sister organisation ESSO promoting and encouraging the sharing of ideas and expertise with our European surgical colleagues. We encourage our members to take full advantage of the benefits of this close working relationship and the complementary ESSO membership all BASO members recieve.

Please visit the ESSO website where you will see details of the European courses and masterclasses, scientific congresses, fellowships and bursaries that are available.  We also encourage BASO members, especially senior trainees, to consider applying for the European Board of Surgery examinations in either Surgical Oncology (predominantly focussed on visceral cancer surgery) or Breast Surgery. The links to the ESSO website and the examination website are given below.

Click here to visit ESSO Website for the BASO endorsed courses, fellowships etc.

To follow link for the European Examination in Surgical Oncology and/or Breast Surgery, click here.

BRITISH ORTHOPAEDIC ONCOLOGY SOCIETY AND BRITISH ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION

METASTATIC BONE DISEASE: A Guide to Good Practice (2015 Revision)

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