Prehabilitation - Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Corrie Williams was joined by Dr. Tara Rampal, Lead Consultant Anaesthetist at Medway NHS Foundation Trust to talk about the trust's trail-blazing Pre-habilitation programme.

Prehabilitation is the principle of preventive, proactive medicine which has started by preparing cancer patients for major surgery using a multimodal intervention.

Supervised exercise, nutrition and psychological support were the initial components of the programme, which has now expanded to a spectrum of interventions across multiple healthcare organisations offering integrated, personalised care to the patients, facing major treatment.

Dr. Rampal discusses the patient drivers behind this initiative, the methods employed, and the successful outcomes that patients are realising as a result of this intervention.