Medical assistants should perform routine operations freeing-up senior surgeons, new report says

Medical assistants should perform routine operations freeing-up senior surgeons, new report says

PATIENTS will soon be operated on by “cut-price” surgeons, a major report predicts.

The Royal College of Surgeons says assistants performing routine ops will free senior medics for more complex ones.

 'Cut price' surgeons could be doing lower-level surgery to take the pressure off senior surgeons

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‘Cut price’ surgeons could be doing lower-level surgery to take the pressure off senior surgeons

The aides — likened to the policing equivalent of community support officers — could be helped by robots.