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February 2021

The Operating Theatre Journal - February 2021

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In depth coverage of this month's surgical and anaesthetic news.
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Consultation on a Revised Threshold Level of Qualification for Entry to the Register (SET 1) for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)


Nationwide Survey Highlights Concerns over Patient Safety and Poor Communication in the Perioperative Workplace


Scientists Use Novel Ink to 3D-print ‘Bone’ with Living Cells


Magnet and Button Battery Ingestion in Children


Sheffield Gastroenterologist Receives International Accolade for Research


South Wales-based Maxillofacial Surgeon Lindsay White Wins Surgeon of the Year 2020 Award



  • Temperature Scanners of Limited Value in Detecting COVID-19
  • Stress-related Absence up 64% in 2020 as COVID-19 Exacerbates the UK's Mental Health Crisis
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Report Calls for more Diverse Hygiene Research

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