“As the surgical robotics field continues to evolve, it is essential for healthcare professionals to come together to share knowledge, discuss best practice, and work more collaboratively towards common goals.”
Taking a step back to reflect can give us great opportunities to learn, to contribute new ideas, and to support one another. As I approach my first year as General Manager for the UK and Ireland, I am reflecting on how in this time we have seen significant growth in the adoption of Versius, have partnered with the Welsh government to introduce a world first national robotic strategy, and we’ve worked collaboratively, supporting healthcare professionals all across the UK with their use of Versius.
The surgical landscape in the UK is not without its challenges, and the post-pandemic NHS faces several key challenges. The backlog of elective surgery caused by delays due to the pandemic mean that over 7.2 million people1 are waiting for treatment, whilst HCPs are stretched further than ever amid widespread staff shortages and tightened budgets.
At CMR Surgical, we’re passionate about driving innovation and improving patient outcomes through the use of surgical robotics – and are committed to supporting healthcare professionals with the tools and resources they need to deliver the best possible care to their patients. Amid the challenges facing the NHS, we value opportunities to bring together healthcare professionals to reflect, collaborate, and support one another.
Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome Versius surgeons from all across the UK to Cambridge to network, share their experiences with Versius and to collaborate with each other. Attendees heard about the latest updates from CMR Surgical, including new features in our Versius digital ecosystem. They also had the opportunity to learn from each other and share information on new procedures, set-ups and approaches with Versius; alongside key learnings, and visions for the future. With further bettering patient outcomes a key topic across both days, surgeons were able to share their expertise with their peers and openly discuss how to best achieve this.
As the surgical robotics field continues to evolve, it is critical for healthcare professionals to come together to share knowledge, discuss best practice, and work more collaboratively towards common goals. We believe this knowledge is invaluable when shared with each other and with us.
Looking towards the future of surgical robotics, it’s essential that surgeons and their teams are involved and consulted in the continual progression of the industry and that we as robotics manufacturers listen and learn from the experiences of those in the operating room.
This collaboration is essential for advancing the field of surgical robotics. When we work together, I am confident that we can drive innovation and improve outcomes for patients in the UK and beyond.