ABHI White Paper: Robotic-Assisted-Surgery and New Models of Surgical Care
The ABHI White Paper: Robotic-Assisted-Surgery and New Models of Surgical Care sets out the case for a national multi-stakeholder strategy for Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) to support its uptake across the NHS.
There are significant benefits to be had in using RAS, with less time for patients spent in hospital and quicker recovery periods, which in turn supports a more efficient healthcare system. Consequently, RAS should be viewed strategically, and given key consideration when looking at future surgical care configuration and patient pathway design. However, the opportunities that RAS adoption presents will only be delivered safely, effectively and efficiently through collaboration across industry, the NHS, Government, and patients.
The document recognises the common themes and challenges across the environment for healthcare providers, clinicians and the industry, in supporting the adoption of RAS, and makes a series of recommendations across the key areas of regulation, policy, evidence, awareness and training.