We use cookies to track usage and optimise user experience. By continuing to browse and use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Press Releases

Press releases from October 2014

« View all Press Releases

Fit for Surgery

Britain’s Oldest Surgical Royal College Launches Exercise Campaign to Reduce Mortality Five-Fold

Patients with low cardiorespiratory health are five times more likely to die during or just after a surgical procedure than their fitter counterparts, and on average an unfit person costs the NHS an extra £6,000 when they undergo an operation, due to longer recovery times in hospital. Studies have identified anaerobic threshold (a measure of exerc…

back to top of page