Opportunity details

Professor Simon Bach – Patient perspectives on the use of surgical robots in the NHS

Patient perspectives on the use of surgical robots in the NHS

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Full description:

Robotic-assisted surgery has potential to overcome many of the challenges facing the NHS today but more research is needed. Surgical robots automatically record detailed information about each surgery including how efficiently surgeon’s control their instruments. Using artificial intelligence we can identify surgeon behaviours associated with both good and bad patient outcomes. We wish to develop ‘real world’ measures that can be fed back to surgeons so that they can improve their performance.

Date from

1st October 2023

Date to

1st May 2024


University of Birmingham

We are a group of surgeons and computer scientists working in collaboration with a large robotic surgery company to improve equity of access for patients to high quality surgical services. We are based in the West Midlands and will organise the first workshop in that area. If there is sufficient interest we will organise additional workshops in other parts of the UK.



Health services and health delivery
Muscles, joints and bones


UK wide
West Midlands

Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

We will offer peer support by representatives from an established patient group




Reimbursement of expenses

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?