ERAS+ puts patients at the centre of their own care, as they prepare to undergo surgery. The pathway provides advice and structure for training on exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and oral healthcare information to help patients play a more active role in preventing PPC, with a focus on the six weeks prior to and the six weeks after surgery. ERAS+ provides bespoke educational tools, including information videos and the multi-disciplinary led ‘Surgery School’, where healthcare professionals provide groups of patients with enhanced preparation for major surgery.
John is the Clinical Director for Adult Critical Care and a consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia at Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CMFT). He is the medical lead for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery + (ERAS+). John is looking forward to working with the NIA to support the scaling-up, implementation and sustainability of ERAS+, as well as taking advantage of mentorship opportunities to further develop diffusion strategies at the regional and national levels.