Sweet and sour thoughts from Hong Kong – a preview to my next 'Letter'

The weather was beautiful and there was a holiday atmosphere in the air. Five consecutive days without a new case. The goal is 28 consecutive new-disease-free days.

Letter from Hong Kong (21 April 2020)

The PMFA Journal co-editor Andrew Burd looks at the impact of SARS on plastic surgery in Hong Kong.

Easter Weekend sees the start of Innovia Face Visor production

Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.

UPDATED: Modified snorkel mask for surgery

Rogan Corbridge (Reading, UK) has modified a snorkelling full-face mask to cover the face during surgery. You can attach a filter to the snorkel, so the air you inhale is Covid-free. Look at his video and fill in the survey:...

Letter from Hong Kong (13 April 2020)

Now is not the time to start spreading blame. There will be time for that later. At the same time, now, is the time to recognise the great courage required in true leadership.

Edinburgh cosmetic doctor fundraises for local NHS workers

Regular contributor to The PMFA Journal, Dr Nestor Demosthenous, has created a JustGiving page to generate support for Edinburgh and Lothians' healthcare workers currently at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.

Comment from Brian Newman – the ethical dilemma

Plastic Surgeon Brian Newman asks whether aesthetic procedures should go ahead while there is no coronavirus vaccine.

Letter from Hong Kong (1 April 2020)

By Professor Andrew Burd 1 April 2020. It is past midday so this is real. Just under three weeks ago, 9 March, I was invited to write a guest editorial for the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. I described the...

First UK doctor dies due to Covid-19

An ear, nose and throat consultant has become the first UK doctor confirmed to have died of coronavirus.

Johnson & Johnson announces lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate and the rapid scaling of its manufacturing capacity with the goal of providing global supply of more than one billion doses.

Coronavirus: useful resources

This list will be updated as new sources of information emerge – let us know if there are any resources we should be listing here by emailing diana@pinpoint-scotland.com

A message from the editors of The PMFA Journal

Over the last few weeks we have all been learning new vocabulary: “self-isolation, social distancing, flattening the curve” are some that we will all have to come to terms with and as a society everyone will have to actively take...