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Elective Surgical Caseload & Post-Covid Recovery

Friday 19 Nov 2021


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This conference focuses on elective surgical caseload and post recovery. The challenge of current waiting lists for elective procedures is clear, the conference will discuss practical strategies and solutions for meeting demand and ensuring safety post Covid-19 including creating clear accountability for elective recovery and improving productivity. We will discuss new models for delivering increased activity including supporting trusts and clinical teams to work together across Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to eliminate variation and embed recognised best practice, patient scheduling and prioritisation, optimising theatre utilisation and performance and developing the role of the independent sector. 

“The pandemic has had a significant impact on the delivery of elective care and, as a result, on the lives of many patients who are waiting for treatment. We need to be ambitious and plan to recover towards previous levels of activity and beyond where possible over the next few years.”

NHS England March 2021  

“Systems are asked to recover elective activity in a way that takes full advantage of elective high-impact changes and transformation opportunities, and demonstrates learning from other systems”

NHS England March 2021

“The COVID crisis has shone a light on the weakness’s we knew were already there; the ‘Winter Pressures’ we should learn and change. We need to see that elective surgery is protected from being shut down on a regular basis due to capacity issues in other areas of the NHS.”

Bob Handley, President British Orthopaedic Association 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to drive elective recovery 
  • Understand the national context and developments including the National Elective Recovery Programme 
  • Reflect on the challenges in meeting demand during and beyond Covid-19
  • Develop effective strategies for patient scheduling and prioritization
  • New models for delivering increased activity 
  • Improve efficiency and productivity 
  • Increasing Day Surgery 
  • Developing the role of the independent sector 

Chair and Speakers include:

John Dade

Lecturer in Operating Department Practice and Incoming President
University of Leicester and Association for Perioperative Practice

Prof Tim Briggs CBE

National Director of Clinical Improvement and Chair
GIRFT Programme

Andrew Vallance-Owen

Chief Medical Officer, Medicover Group; Chairman, Private Healthcare Information Network & Former Group Medical Director, BUPA

Tim Goodacre

Vice President
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



BADS Members



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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