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COVID-19 Information for Paediatric Surgeons

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Last updated 2nd October 2020

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General Information

  • COVID-19 Clinical Information Sharing Group

We have created a COVID-19 Clinical Information Sharing Group on our membership portal. You will need to be signed-in to access it:

  • Pediatric Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Survey of Current Practice


  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery : response to COVID-19


  • Clinical guide for the management of paediatric patients during the coronavirus pandemic

Specialty guide paediatrics and coronavirus_V1_17 March

  • Use of Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease

NSAIDs in Covid

  • Government guidance for the public

  • WHO information on COVID-19

  • GMC information on support for doctors deployed to other clinical areas

  • Association of Anaesthetists webinar on what was known about COVID-19 (14 March)

View webinar

  • Report on measures of COVID-19 prevention and treatment taken in China

China Handbook of COVID Treatment and Prevention

  • Information for home parenteral nutrition patients from the NHS (updated 27 March)

C0106 HPN COVID patient information_UPDATED_27 March

  • Therapeutics

RCPCH research evidence summary – Therapeutics

  • Royal Society of Medicine COVID-19 Learning Hub

Operative Guidance

National guidance for the recovery of elective surgery in children | RCPCH

  • National time standards for management of non Urological Paed Surgical Conditions

  • RCOA – Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • BAPES statement on use of MIS

BAPES guidance on laparoscopy/thoracoscopy in the context of COVID-19

  • Joint JAG statement on advice for endoscopy teams


  • BSPGHAN/JAG statement on use of PPE in endoscopy

  • Joint Royal College Statement on surgical practice (updated 3 April)

  • Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic 11 April 2020 Version 1



Clinical Subspecialty Guidance

  • Cancer Surgery Priority Setting During COVID-19 Outbreak

  • NHS England Specialty Guides


Guidance for LMICs

GICS have compiled information covering:


Research and Data Collection on COVID-19

  • COVID-19 in Children

NHS England would like to collect data on all UK children (<18 years) admitted to hospital with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

S Kenny Letter for Paediatricians

  • Pathway for  COVID-19 (PIMS-TS)

  • COVID-19 Associated Hyperinflammatory syndrome

Prof Davenport reports on emerging evidence of a new COVID-19 association in children with Gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting, pain on swallowing & diarrhoea), shock and cardiopathy mimicking surgical pathology:

COVID-19 Associated Hyperinflammatory syndrome

South Thames Paediatric Network Presentation

Paediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome

  • Safeguarding children’s right to health in hospital during COVID-19

  • CovidSurg

There is an urgent need to understand the outcomes of COVID-19 infected patients who undergo surgery.

  • ESPGHAN Patient registry for IBD patients on immunosuppression

  • UK Symptom Tracker

Allows people to self report symptoms and is available as an app. Go to for more information and to download.

  • Children with AppendicitiS during the CoronAvirus panDEmic (CASCADE)
The CASCADE study aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of children with appendicitis in the UK and to summarise outcomes of this patient population during this time period.


Remote Medicine Guidance


Guidance for Training

  • Link to Health Education England’s Statement on training

COVID-19 and plans for management of medical and dental training programmes

  • COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 (update V1) – 1 October 2020

COVID19_JCST Statement_update VI_ 1 October 2020


How to run a webinar

Support and self-care

Tips from people working in healthcare on how we can take care of ourselves and each other

  • Russ Harris, author of the Happiness Trap sets out his strategy for coping:

FACE COVID – by Russ Harris pdf

Russ Harris also gets referred to in the recent King’s College Hospital, Professor John Price Symposium 2020 presentations on pastoral care:

Pastoral Care for You and Your Colleagues during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Confidential Support and Advice Service – Helpline — Royal College of Surgeons


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