The Future of Surgery
23rd May 2017
Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester
The Operating Theatre Conference 2017: The future of surgery
“Improving care is not an instant process.” – Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons
In May 2016, official NHS statistics revealed more than 74,000 last minute cancellations of hospital operations in England, the highest in 15 years. Recent research suggests the real figure may be much higher. Shortages of staff and beds as well as pressure on A&E departments and poor social care for discharged patients are thought to be the main causes. While the vote to leave the European Union has raised concerns about potential recruitment problems, Clare Marx of the Royal College of Surgeons has urged colleagues to treat Brexit as an opportunity to drive up standards in patient safety. New technologies such as 3D printing and surgical robotics also look set to change the way doctors operate.
Join us at The Operating Theatres Conference 2017 where leading experts will discuss the future of surgery in the NHS. Topics will include the newest innovations in surgical technologies, the implications of the latest Government health policies and the role the private sector can play in addressing staff shortages.