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Patient information leaflets

Get fit for your operation

Fitter patient recover more quickly after operations and stay healthier for longer. If you need an operation then you may be given help to stop smoking or reduce your weight before you go to hospital.

If you are overweight or if you smoke your GP will recommend that you access relevant support. Accessing either weight loss support and/or support to help you stop smoking will not affect how long you wait for your operation.

A patient information leaflet has been created to help explain how these services will help you to get fit for your operation.

If you require this leaflet is an alternative format please get in touch via or 0151 651 0011


What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist? 

Please click here to access a patient information leaflet about what happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist.