This piece looks at some of the latest research from a perioperative perspective regarding an essential question, when and how is surgery possible after a COVID-19 infection? How do we balance that ideal with the other pressures coming to bare on patients, practitioners and public health as a whole?

The paper “Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study” is here: https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.15458

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen, Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London, Sol Aronson, tenured Professor at Duke University and Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton.

This piece is the first of in a series of two, supported by Deltex Medical, for more information on their work please go here: www.deltexmedical.com