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Get fit for your operation

Do you smoke? Are you overweight?

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 WICCG.InTouch@nhs.net or 0151 651 0011