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Collaborative Overview of coronaVIrus impact on ORTHopaedic training in the UK (COVI - ORTH UK)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ian Crowther, Dr Andreas Panagiotopoulos


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© 2021Introduction: COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on the 11th of March 2020 with the NHS deferring all non-urgent activity from the 15th of April 2020. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Trauma and Orthopaedic trainees nationally. Methods: Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) specialty trainees nationally were asked to complete an electronic survey specifically on the impact of COVID-19 on their training. This UK based survey was conducted between May 2020 and July 2020. Results: A total of 185 out of 975 (19%) T&O specialty trainees completed the survey. Redeployment was experienced by 25% of trainees. 84% of respondents had experienced a fall in total operating numbers in comparison with the same time period in 2019. 89% experienced a fall in elective operating and 63% experienced a fall in trauma operating. The pandemic has also had an effect on the delivery of teaching, with face to face teaching being replaced by webinar-based teaching. 63% of training programmes delivered regular weekly teaching, whilst 19% provided infrequent sessions and 11% provided no teaching. Conclusion: This study has objectively demonstrated the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of T&O training.

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Author(s): Jayatilaka MLT, As-Sultany M, Gabr A, Thornton L, Graham S, Mason L, Farrar NG, Abdalla S, A'Court J, Allport J, Andrew S, Ankers T, Archer JE, Asp RA, Athanatos L, Bailey M, Barrett-Lee JJ, Baxter I, Beaumont O, Benjamin-Laing H, Bhatty UN, Bleibleh S, Blong J, Budair B, Carter J, Cash T, Chauhan GS, Choudhry N, Clegg R, Collins T, Crate G, Cross GW, Crosswell SC, Crowther I, Cuthbert R, Dahill MA, Das R, Edward Davies PS, Dawson D, Dhadwal A, Dickenson E, Dimock RA, Dong H, Donnelly T, Dorman S, Dott C, D'sa P, Dupley L, Durst A, Eastley N, Ebreo D, Egglestone A, Evans D, Fagir M, Fenner C, Ferguson D, Flannery O, Fraig H, Gandham S, Gibson C, Gillespie M, Gordon R, Graham S, Grant MJ, Gwyn R, Haddon A, Hamoodi Z, Harris L, Harrison WD, Hawkes DH, Hillier D, Hillier-Smith R, Hirst JT, Hodhody G, Holmes D, Houston J, Hughes M, Ingoe H, Jones MD, Jordan S, Kang HW, Kanya L, Kapur B, Karam E, Kaye A, Kennedy J, Khan M, Khan S, Kinnair A, Knapper TD, Konarski A, Sunil Kumar KH, Kurar L, Kwaees T, Lennox-Warburton H, Liaw F, Liew I, Limb R, Lin Z, Lloyd T, Lum J, Luo W, Lynch JM, Machin JT, Maheswaran T, Mahmood F, Mahmood I, Mahmoud SS, Martin R, Matharu GS, Matheron G, McKenna R, McLoughlin K, Mehta N, Miller J, Mohamed M, Nagy M, Navaratnam DM, Newman M, Newton A, Ng J, Tun Ngu AW, Oputa T, Ormsby N, Page PR, Panagiotopoulos AC, Park C, Parkes RJ, Pearce J, Quarcoopome J, Ramasamy A, Rashid F, Rasidovic D, Raval P, Raval P, Reddy G, Remtulla MA, Render L, Richardson C, Riddlestone P, Riley J, Rogers S, Rohman L, Segaren N, Singh A, Singhal R, Smith A, Stamp GF, Stoddart MT, Stoneham AC, Stoner R, Studnicka K, Tahir M, Thiruchandran G, Tonge X, Unsworth RM, Vejsbjerg KA, Wasim AS, Whitham RD, Wynell-Mayow W, Yates J, Zreik N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Surgeon

Year: 2021

Pages: epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 10/03/2021

Acceptance date: 15/02/2021

ISSN (print): 1479-666X

ISSN (electronic): 2405-5840

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.surge.2021.02.007


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