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CMR Surgical’s Versius Clinical Insights will capture data from surgical procedures to provide a detailed evaluation of a surgeon’s performance. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are the first healthcare organisations in the world to have access to this new cutting-edge tool. 

Surgeon wearing a VR headset during surgery

The tool combines existing telemetry data, clinical data and surgical videos into one place, providing valuable insights into a surgeon’s performance – helping them refine techniques. Hospitals can also monitor efficiencies and clinical outcomes to provide a detailed overall picture for areas of improvement. 

Both Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are part of the pioneering All-Wales National Robotics-Assisted Surgery Programme. This is a cross-sector initiative providing Health Boards across Wales with access to robotics-assisted surgery for cancer patients. The advanced technology means clinicians can perform minimally invasive surgery to treat colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, urological, and gynaecological cancers.  

Mr James Ansell, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Cardiff University Health Board, commented: 

“As surgeons, we always want the best for our patients, and we can only improve their clinical outcomes by learning from previous clinical experience. Robotic-assisted surgery offers the opportunity to get much more insight about how we operate. With Versius, we now have all the relevant information we need at our fingertips, and by combining it we can get real clinical insights, which will help to improve our clinical and patient outcomes.” 

Jonathan Morgan, Programme Manager of the All Wales Robotic Assisted Surgery Programme Manager, commented: 

“There are many arguments for moving towards robotic-assisted minimal access surgery, but we know that the real value will come from the data that is captured from operations. We’re delighted to partner with CMR to launch Versius Clinical Insights here in Wales and look forward to demonstrating the value of digitally-enabled surgery for patients”. 

Discover more about the All-Wales National Robotics-Assisted Surgery Programme by visiting our project page