Critical care physio wins British Journal of Surgery award

Critical care physiotherapist Jess Whibley beat surgeons to the prestigious British Journal of Surgery oral presentation prize at a national surgery conference at the end of last year.

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Jess Whibley with colleagues Christopher Peters and Asif Chaudry

She is pictured with medical colleagues Christopher Peters and Asif Chaudry who worked with her on the study on preoperative physiotherapy assessment for upper gastrointestinal surgery and the ability to predict post-operative outcomes and long term survival.

The study concluded there is a strong case for preoperative exercise. The upper GI prehabilitation initiative at the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust will appear in a Frontline feature on cancer rehab on 20 January, page 24.

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by Louise Hunt

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