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Impact of PPE on Surgeon Workload

13th July 2020

We are currently contributing to a cross-specialty, multi-centre study that forms part of the Royal College of Surgeons COVID Research Group portfolio. This work aims to better understand the impact of enhanced personal protective equipment use in the operating theatre on surgeon workload. We are interested in capturing data from lead surgeons (trainee or consultant) on all cases performed in theatre, regardless what / whether enhanced PPE is worn, i.e. even if operating with standard masks / gowns!

To participate, we ask that surgeons first complete this ‘registration’ questionnaire just once.

For each case performed in theatre, we would ask that surgeons complete this ‘case-based’ questionnaire as soon as possible after the case has ended.

We are grateful for everyone’s contributions at this busy time. Please email for further information on the study, or refer to the attached summary sheet.

Mr Edward J Caruana MD MRCSEd MFSTEd Specialist
Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester

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