Prehabilitation: Synergy for surgery

Publish Date: December 2022
Author(s): Judith Ashcroft RD


People with cancer can face challenges related to their diagnosis or treatment which impact their physical, nutritional and psychological health. This article shows an example of how trimodal prehabilitation is successful in achieving better patient outcomes.

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Author Bios

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Judith Ashcroft RD

Specialist prehabilitation & surgical oncology dietitian
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Judith has worked in the acute setting for 10 years, specialising in digestive diseases, particularly in elective and emergency surgery and gastroenterology
  • She has worked with patients across the cancer care pathway in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • In 2017 Judith began working in the successful Aintree Prehab service, established for cancer patients on surgical pathways
  • She is passionate about improving surgical outcomes and the role of Allied Health Professionals in innovating Prehab services.

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