This piece focuses on the “Wessex Fit-4-Cancer Surgery Trial”; a unique multi-centre, efficacy pragmatic, factorial design, randomised controlled trial, with patient informed development and process evaluation
“You wouldn’t run a marathon without preparing,” why would you want an operation where you don’t get ready for a physically stressful event such as surgery? Prehabilitation is an obvious advantage, gathering the data which proves that is essential to perioperative medicine because it means we can show the advantages clearly to both patients and practitioners as well as looking at ways of making the process more efficient.
For more on this go here: http://wesfit.org.uk/
Presented by Professor Sandy Jack, PhD, Consultant Clinician Scientist in the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Research Unit at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton and NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit and Integrated Physiology and Critical Illness Group, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, University of Southampton and University College London.