Cognitant Group has launched a new virtual reality resource to help patients prepare for surgery and prevent short-notice operation cancellations.

Pre-op Assistant was developed with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and co-created with patients. It is designed to:

  • Reassure patients and increase confidence in their surgery experience
  • Optimise surgery services by reducing the number of last-minute cancellations
  • Reduce waiting times and support backlog management
  • Improve surgery outcomes and recovery for patients

Throughout the experience patients move across a series of different virtual spaces. 

In each, they are presented with a checklist of questions they might have. 

Each question is linked to an interactive object or character which needs to be engaged with before they can move onto the next scene.

Find out more about Pre-op Assistant here.

My Kidney Assistant

Cognitant Group has also launched a digital support package for people with Type 2 diabetes.

My Kidney Assistant aims to empower people with Type 2 diabetes to better understand and manage their chronic kidney disease.

It was co-created with people with Type 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals in partnership with Bayer UK’s digital health team. 

Read more about My Kidney Assistant via the digitalhealth website here.