As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone is facing multiple nw stresses including physical and psychological health risks, school & business closures, family confinement, isolation and economic vulnerability. Out of this children are especially vulnerable and directly impacted with reduce access to essential services (health, social, school). In this episode, Pranai Buddhdev sits with Ms Emily Baird, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgon from th Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh to talk about the silent pandemic of Non-Accidental Injury in Children. They discuss the risk factors, the adapted role of social services and clinicians and what challenges there are to maintain standards in an over-stretched healthcare system. We also discuss ongoing training for orthopaedic juniors and what the ‘new normal’ of conferences may be in the future. Links as below:

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 Ms Bairds Article on NAI in Children: https://www.boa.ac.uk/policy-engagement/journal-of-trauma-orthopaedics/journal-of-trauma-orthopaedics-and-coronavirus/non-accidental-injury-in-children-in-the-time-of.html

BSCOS Video To Raise Awareness on NAI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7i2hVPmGPU

Article on Domestic Abuse During Lockdown: https://www.boa.ac.uk/policy-engagement/journal-of-trauma-orthopaedics/journal-of-trauma-orthopaedics-and-coronavirus/intimate-partner-violence-ipv-in-the-time-of-covid.html

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