Clinical guidance for surgeons

The RCSI National Clinical Programmes are work on a daily basis with individual and institutional partners, and other interested parties, to develop publications and national guidelines on the management of patient and safety precautions to be taken by surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As new documents are produced we will add these to the list below - all items are dated and the newest will always be listed at the top of each section.

Department of Health: Ethical Framework for Decision-Making in a Pandemic

The most up-to-date versions of the NCCP COVID-19 surgical guidance documents can be found on the NCCP website and on the HSE COVID-19 Clinical Guidance and Evidence Repository.

The documents below are currently out for stakeholder consultation and feedback. If the document is relevant to you and you would like to give feedback, please send your comments by downloading the NCPS consultation feedback form below and email to suregryprogramme@rcsi.ie within two weeks of the publication date.

NCPS consultation feedback form DOCX | 37 KB
3 December 2020: HSE Acute Operations – Unscheduled Care COVID-19 Clinical Guidance PDF | 2261.9 KB 3 December 2020: HSE Acute Operations – Guidance on the resumption of scheduled surgical services during the COVID-19 era PDF | 1816.6 KB 18 November 2020: HSE Acute Operations – Guidance on the Resumption of Outpatient Department Hospital Services for the Adult Patient PDF | 823.9 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations Interim Guidance on the Peri-Procedural Period PDF | 355.1 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations Interim Guidance on the Management of planned Hospital Admission for non-COVID care PDF | 117.5 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations Interim Guidance on the Management of Day Case Procedures non AGPs PDF | 91.7 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations Interim Guidance on the Management of Day Case AGPs PDF | 93.8 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations Interim guidance non-COVID OPD v4 PDF | 296.2 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations In-patient pyrexia algorithm PDF | 205.3 KB 13 May 2020: NCAGL Acute Operations HCW algorithm v6 PDF | 412 KB 1 May 2020: Irish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Head and Neck Reconstruction during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF | 152.5 KB 17 April 2020: Irish Head and Neck Society - considerations during COVID-19 updated PDF | 1078.4 KB 12 April 2020: Irish Microsurgery Special Interest Group guidelines for microsurgery during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF | 142.7 KB 29 March 2020: Guidelines on the Management of Skin Cancer/Melanoma during Covid-19 Crisis PDF | 703.4 KB 23 March 2020: Clinical guide for the management of neurosurgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF | 393.2 KB