Lord Ara Darzi
August 17, 2020
In this episode, Kevin Lamb speaks to Lord Ara Darzi, internationally recognised academic surgeon and independent peer in the UK’s House of Lords. Lord Darzi speaks about the tools, techniques and discoveries driving healthcare’s innovation landscape. Addressing the concern that new robotics tech is creating less capable surgeons, he explains how the ability to train in a virtual world allows skills to flourish. In July 2007, Lord Darzi launched a wide-ranging review of the NHS in England and continues to advocate for better healthcare practices. He believes the balance of power between patients and doctors needs to shift, enabling patients need to feel empowered to take back control of their own health.