The Digital Surgeon: NHIP Lightning Talk

Professors Naeem Soomro, Director of Robotic and Digital Surgery with The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Paul Watson, Professor of Computer Science at Newcastle University and Director of Newcastle Data, gave an inspirational talk to revolutionise surgical practice by harnessing the power of robotics and AI technologies. The discussion captured with this Lightning Talk audience included:

  • How data can be applied to mitigate risks associated with surgery
  • How such an approach can improve health outcomes and training of the wider surgical workforce
  • The application of this work to other health care conditions
  • Emergent work to establish a national data hub
  • The challenges of ensuring effective patient and public engagement and personal ownership of data.

Watch The Digital Surgeon event in full via our recording below:

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