This piece takes a look at some of the big areas we expect to see over the next twelve months as Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen are joined in the studio by TopMedTalk favourite Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton.

Could political change and necessity improve things in the UK? Hopefully this time next year will be a “champagne moment” rather than a “sham moment”. As expected, the interest in prehabilitation over this year has been huge and the momentum seems likely to continue in 2020. Find out more about the Prehabilitation World Congress soon on the EBPOM website: https://www.ebpom.org

New listeners are encouraged to listen to the wide range of discussions we’ve had on this fascinating topic by going here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/?s=prehabilitation

Also, oxygen therapy has been a growing topic and we expect to hear more over the year; check out our work so far here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/?s=oxygen

The article we mention in this piece is here: “Hidden pandemic of postoperative complications—time to turn our focus to health systems analysis” https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(18)30654-8/abstract