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Test a new smartphone app and help improve surgical care

02 May 2018

Being at the centre of their care, patients having surgery and their families/carers can help NHS staff to deliver safer care and to ensure the best possible surgical experience.
Project aims:
To explore the use of a smartphone app, called MySurgery (free to download on the App Store), which informs surgical patients and their families/carers of the actions they can take to help improve experience, safety and outcomes when having a surgical procedure.


  • • Individuals awaiting surgery before mid-June 2018 (in England only). By ‘surgery’ we mean any hospital-based surgical procedure that involves an incision (including caesarean sections and tooth-extractions, emergency and elective procedures, and day-surgery as well as surgery requiring a hospital stay).
  • • Individuals over the age of 18
  • • Individuals with a good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • • Individuals with capacity to provide informed consent
  • • Individuals with access to an Apple iPhone or iPad.

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Ethical approval

This study is sponsored by King’s College London and has received full ethical approval from the King’s College London Research Ethics Committee.

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