The Role of the Enhanced Recovery Facilitator

  • Jane P. Bradley Hendricks
  • Fiona Carter
Part of the Enhanced Recovery book series (ER)


The key to ensuring successful implementation of enhanced recovery is engagement, commitment and involvement of the multidisciplinary team across the local health community. Enhanced recovery (ER) will fail without teamwork and the role of the ER facilitator is paramount to the success of the programme [1]. The ER facilitator must have access to all the key members of the team and be able to convince reluctant colleagues of the importance of change. Since this ER programme crosses all areas of the patient journey, the facilitator will need to have a good understanding of the issues related to each aspect of care. The role of the facilitator is not to give the care at each patient episode but to oversee the programme and ensure that it is carried out in each department.


Anastomotic Leak Ward Round Patient Journey Enhance Recovery Programme Consultant Anaesthetist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryColchester General HospitalColchester, EssexUK
  2. 2.Yeovil AcademyYeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation TrustYeovil, SomersetUK

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