The CovidSurg Collaborative is working to deliver results from CovidSurg Cohort study, CovidSurg Cancer study and CovidSurg Modelling studies in order to guide clinical practice.  We will update this webpage with the upcoming published papers.

Preoperative nasopharyngeal swab testing and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective cancer surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

This paper explores the benefit of swab testing patients preoperatively. The full text is open access and was published in British Journal of Surgery. Read it here.  (doi:

Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS‐CoV‐2 infection

From CovidSurg Cancer to GlobalSurg CovidSurg Week: read the letter that explains how SurgWeek study started. The full text is open access and was published in British Journal of Surgery. Read it here.  (doi:

Elective Cancer Surgery in COVID-19–Free Surgical Pathways During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

The first CovidSurg Cancer paper about COVID-19 free surgical pathways was published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Find full text with open access here. (doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.01933 Journal of Clinical Oncology)

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection

The CovidSurg Collaborative is pleased  to announce that The Lancet has accepted the first CovidSurg article about 1129 surgical patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.  Find full text FREE access here. (The Lancet;

Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID‐19 pandemic

Find the keypoints of Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID‐19 pandemic: global predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans in this section. Full article is available FREE access here: full manuscript. (BJS;

Global guidance for surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic

The CovidSurg Collaborative has already published a Global Guidance for Surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is available FREE access here: full manuscript. (BJS;

CovidSurg Webinars

We have a portfolio of studies including a cohort study that has recruited more than 10 000 patients to date. We shared the results from the first 1100 patients during our first webinar, now available on Youtube, Spotify, and ZOOM on-demand service.

A set of lectures are being designed to efficiently release the main findings of our studies to our collaborators and the surgical community, aiming to inform decision making as the study evolves.

Other outputs

Global surgical collaboration to support data driven decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic

We wrote a short sum up of all CovidSurg studies and findings until October 2020 in Cutting Edge blog – the surgical blog from BJS.

Read here the full piece and make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Rapid co-creation of information resources for surgical patients during COVID-19

The findings from our studies and information about having a surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic are easily accessible to our patients worldwide in our Patient Resources page.

Read here the BMJ paper published about CovidSurg Collaborative work developed to have patients facing materials as fast as possible.

Impact of COVID-19 on training in surgical oncology

Please find out here how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting surgical training and which strategies can be used to improve surgical training.

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