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Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

Royal Marsden theatre nurse Marie Taniacao on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact throughout the clinical pathway 
Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Royal Marsden theatre nurse Marie Taniacao on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact throughout the clinical pathway

As a nurse training in the Philippines in the 1990s, Marie Taniacao dreamed of becoming a theatre nurse. But she had no idea then just how far her ambition would take her.

‘Being a nurse who is able to assist during surgery would have been beyond my imagination as a student,’ says Ms Taniacao. ‘Now I’m doing my dream job and it’s at a more advanced level than I could have ever anticipated. I never thought then that I would be able to reach this far.’

Earlier this year she became the first robotic nurse fellow at the

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