PIF Categories: Surgery
About the consent form for treatment
Find out more about what you should know and what questions to ask about your consent to treatment. About the consent form Before a doctor or other health professional examines […]
Sciatic nerve block
Find out more about this type of anaesthetic before your surgery. What is a nerve block? It’s an injection of local anaesthetic near the nerves which supply a region of […]
How to get fit for surgery
Advice on how to improve your physical fitness, nutrition and wellbeing.
Recommended reading before hip or knee replacement surgery
Other patient information we recommend reading before your operation.
Pre-surgery exercise advice
Recommended exercises to do before your operation to help you recover .
Preparing for your hospital stay
What you need to do before you come to hospital and what you need to bring with you.
Pre-op pregnancy testing for adults
Find out more about the importance of pre-operation pregnancy testing and who needs it.
Carbohydrate loading drink to enhance your recovery
How and when to take PreLoad before your surgery.
Pregnancy testing before surgery for adolescents and young adults
Why it’s important to do a pregnancy test before surgery and what to do if you think you’re pregnant.
Popliteal sciatic nerve block
Find out more about this type of anaesthetic and why you might have it.