COVID-19 The Great Disruptor
One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Before the pandemic the idea of any dramatic change in our plastic surgery service would be unthinkable. In the National Health Service it is rare to see services change overnight; if you want to set up a new service we go through departmental approval, ethical approval and often red tape from management. The process is almost not worth the Herculean effort. It is the truth of the world that it takes a great disruption in society for things to change dramatically out of necessity. Disruption is similar to innovation in surgery - it literally can uproot and change how we think and practice.
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