Making sure you are healthy is the best way to get ready for surgery. This will help reduce the risk of complications after your procedure and support you in your recovery. It will also support your longer-term health.

We understand that waiting for surgery can feel like an uncertain time, which is why we have created these pages to help you stay healthy during this time.

If you are on any prescribed medication please continue to take these and only stop following a consultation with you General Practitioner.

Get Active

Take care of your mind



Managing your weight

If you have any concerns about any upcoming surgery and you have been provided contact details of the team who will be supporting you please contact them for further information and support.

If your symptoms change or worse whilst waiting for your operation please get in touch with your GP who will be able to offer you the best support.

In an emergency contact:

  • NHS 111
  • Attend your local Accident & Emergency (A&E) department

If you are waiting for further information about your appointment and when it will be, our teams are working hard to get this information to you.

If you have not had you COVID-19 booster or flu vaccine, you may be at increased risk of illness whilst you recover from surgery. For further information on how to book your vaccines visit: How to get a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine