Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice

A Realist Process Evaluation of Robotic Surgery


The aim of this NIHR funded project is to understand how and in what circumstances robotic surgery produces both intended and unintended outcomes on communication, collaboration and decision making within surgical teams. This will be achieved through a process evaluation, running alongside ROLARR (RObotic versus LAparoscopic Resection for Rectal cancer), a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery for the curative treatment of rectal cancer.

The project has three phases:

The project team: Rebecca Randell, Joanne Greenhalgh, David Jayne, John Hindmarsh, Dawn Dowding, Peter Gardner, Alwyn Kotze, Alan Pearman, Julie Croft, David Wilkinson, Andrew Long, Andrea Nelson, Gerard Perez

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