Enhanced Recovery Programme – the patient pathway for colorectal surgery

This video introduces a multidisciplinary approach to the patient pathway for colorectal surgery at the Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust during 2011, involving ward and specialist nurses, nurse practitioners, surgeons, junior doctors, dieticians and therapy specialists. Following this approach, patients were encouraged to mobilise early and discharge is achieved typically on day 2-4 post operation. This represents less than half the time patients were staying in hospital recovering from surgery.