Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

What is the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme?

ERAS is a multimodal perioperative rehabilitation programme with published evidence supporting the benefit it provides for patients and clinicians.

Aim of the programme

By considering ERAS principles in transplantation surgery we aim to improve outcomes for patients and clinical staff in the following ways:

  • Empower patients to play a key role in their clinical care
  • Reduce the risk of potential post-operative complications, including exposure to hospital acquired infections
  • Reduce opioid analgesic requirements and associated complications
  • Improve efficiency of bed occupancy and resource utilisation
  • Increased autonomy and efficiency for the clinical team

You can find out more about the ERAS programme by reading our terms of reference (PDF 164KB).

You can find how-to guidance for organ specific ERAS pathways below.

Transplant specific ERAS guidelines

Supporting information