This piece is taken from the free papers presentations given at EBPOM 2019. Can two weeks of prehabilitation really make a difference for patients facing primary surgical resection of colorectal cancer? How feasable is it to recruit patients into such a programme? Can we make a real change in their objectively measured fitness? Is there patient buy in? What is the strain on an institution’s resources?

Presented by Andrew Bates, Senior Research Nurse at Royal Bournemouth Hospital NIHR Intern.