The future of robotics
Guy’s Cancer is a Centre for Excellence in cancer treatment – a recognised and awarded institution where the highest standards are maintained. A challenge for hospitals is the ability to embrace the experimental in risk averse environments – especially since Covid-19 has resulted in increased rules and regulations. Currently, robots are limited to specialist centres and surgeons. To make robotics more accessible around the world and democratise its use, further research is needed to demystify the use of AI as a vital need in the future of surgery.
The power of King’s Health Partners
King’s Health Partners is a partnership between King’s College London and three NHS Foundation Trusts – Guys and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. We bring together 40,000 NHS Staff with 30,000 students and researchers to join up world-class research, education and pioneering clinical practice. Academic Health Sciences Centres are engine rooms of high impact and innovation discovering new insights into disease, transforming diagnostics, and unlocking new therapies. We speed up the time it takes to translate research and high impact innovations into outstanding patient care.
Through this powerful model, Guy’s Cancer Centre can bring transformational expertise worldwide, but to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and see robots in all hospitals, we need a bigger research platform.
The vision: more hospitals worldwide, performing high impact robotic surgery, at a lower cost, and with less extensive training required for surgeons.
At Guy’s, we are laying the foundations to normalize the future of life-saving robotics surgery.