How people in the UK feel about robotics in Healthcare

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More than half of people in the UK are positive about the future of health according to observations from the Stada Health Report 2019. The report, revealed during an event at Thornton & Ross in Huddersfield, implies that 50% of people surveyed are willing to use technology in most situations but 23% have genuine questions about some developments.

Observations include:

49% of UK residents would be glad to be treated through a doctor but 51% claim it would feel odd or would want the personal touch. Half of the population would be okay with having a robot involved in surgery if the robot is under the supervision of a doctor but 23% say they would never risk their life in the hands of robots. Almost eight in ten people would agree to have their genes tested to know about future dangers to their health. Only 28% know what we can actually find out by genetic testing.

Roger Scarlett-Smith, executive vice-president of Thornton & Ross, said: “The findings of this study tell us that we have every reason to feel positive regarding the future of health in the UK. Aside from some spells of anxiety towards more invasive and digital changes in medicine, the British, alongside the rest of Europe, mostly keep an open mind on health-related matters of the coming years. Health education and literacy in the UK – more importantly among the younger generations – are vital to addressing any concerns that are left so that we can look to the future of health with confidence.