Kent & Medway Prehab aims to get patients to their optimal health before treatment, helping them cope with the challenges of their treatment as well as to recover faster.

In the same way that rehabilitation helps people recover following an illness or injury, Kent & Medway Prehab will assist you in helping your patients build their strength and fitness before treatment.

This means patient recovery time is often shorter, and they are able to return to the quality of life they enjoyed before their treatment sooner.

Proven
success

100% of the attendees find our model inclusive, relevant and accessible.

Prehab patient lifestyle changes

  • Polypharmacy management
  • Psychological support
  • Anaemia management
  • Alcohol moderation
  • Smoking cessation advice
  • Nutrition support
  • Physical activity program
  • Diabetes management

Meet the core team

Dr Tara Rampal
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Consultant Perioperative Anaesthetist
Dr Tara Rampal
Consultant Perioperative Anaesthetist

Internationally recognised for innovation and resourcefulness in engaging stakeholders and partners to develop collaborative pathways for patient benefit. Leading in Population Health across Medway and Swale.

Roberto Laza-Cagigas
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Senior Exercise Physiologist
Roberto Laza-Cagigas
Senior Exercise Physiologist

Masters in Strength and Conditioning. Expertise in Patient intervention design, personalised protocols and supervision of exercise delivery.

Scott Elliott
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Head of Health and Wellbeing Services, Medway Council
Scott Elliott
Head of Health and Wellbeing Services, Medway Council

With a masters degree in exercise science and masters in business administration, my skill set straddles both exercise physiology and managing large front line health improvement services.

The wider team

Kent & Medway Prehab is lucky enough to have such a depth of expertise in their team, with members specialising in triage, referral, psychological support and exercise delivery.

 

Forging Kent & Medway Prehab

In developing the service we were not only drawing on the expertise of our multi disciplined team, our solutions pivoted and revolved around an essential team of doctors, specialist cancer nurses, psychologists, counsellors, physiologists, students and most importantly, the patients themselves.

Doctors were involved with designing a prehabilitation pathway for eligible patients and recruiting them to the prehab service. Doctors were also responsible for recruiting physiologists and nurses to help deliver the programme.

Our vision

As a planned expansion of Kent & Medway Prehab, in January 2020 we opened satellite centres into the communities of Strood, Lordswood and Rainham. Our aim is to expand into more community-based centres in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to make Prehab more accessible, flexible and part of integrated care systems, helping more eligible patients build their strength and fitness before treatment.

Ministerial support

The Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, has been a strong supporter of Medway Prehab since its inception. She has visited the site, met the patients who have used the service and encouraged the team to develop their vision to provide an integrated, personalised and effective service for all of our local community.

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