Two robotic arms will drill into a patient’s individual vertebrae.The arms work together to secure the spine and drill as little as 0.1 of a millimetre.
Jeeves the Robot was responsible to carry blood samples and medical notes around Northwick Park Hospital in the mid 1990s and even had his own ID card.
One hundred patients at The Royal London Hospital have befitted from robot assisted surgery since the technology was introduced in 2017.
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Surgeons Shahnawaz Rasheed and Marielle Nobbenhuis sat on opposite sides of the da Vinci Xi robotic console to perform a hysterectomy on 63-year-old Christine Lockton as well as removing part of her colon.
PARO, a robotic seal that responds to voice and touch interactions, is a step closer to being introduced to dementia wards following a study involving Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has carried out its first robotic-assisted total knee replacement operation.
Da vinci robots, which provides minimally invasive surgery for patients, have been introduced at Barts Health NHS trust thanks to £5.5m of funding.
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This month’s industry nibs features NHS academy launching a leadership training programme for community pharmacists.
Barts Health NHS Trust has received a multi-million pound grant to buy surgical robots for two of its London hospitals.