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Enhanced recovery

Enhanced recovery, often referred to as rapid recovery, is a new, evidence-based model of care that creates fitter patients who recover faster from major surgery. It is the modern way for treating patients where day surgery is not appropriate. Patients are fitter sooner and ready to go home earlier with reduced complications. The model of care is safe and effective, ensuring patients are partners in their care - focusing on less invasive surgical techniques, pain relief and the management of fluids and diet, which help patients to recover better post-operatively with no additional burden on primary or social care.

The Enhanced recovery programme is undertaken in partnership with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, NHS Improvement, the NHS Cancer Action Team and the Department of Health.

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