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Robotic surgery: a day in the life of the UK’s first robotic nursing fellow

Providing cutting-edge care is just part of the attraction, alongside advanced skills and holistic care

Providing cutting-edge care is just part of the attraction for Marie Taniacao, alongside advanced skills, multidisciplinary teamwork and holistic care

In 2019, Marie Taniacao became the first robotic nursing fellow at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, one of the world’s leading cancer centres.

The fellowship – the first hospital-based fellowship scheme of its kind in the UK – is designed to equip theatre nurses with the advanced knowledge and skills required to assist not only surgeons carrying out robotic operations, but in other surgical specialties too.

Master’s degree in surgical care practice

After completing the Royal College of Surgeons-accredited training, Ms Taniacao will gain a


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