Fitter Better Sooner Toolkit

Many people waiting for hospital care will have a long-term condition to manage. On this page you will find information about how to manage long term conditions and how to manage pain.

Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly and with fewer complications. What you do in the time leading up to surgery can have a really big impact on your recovery and long-term health.

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Information on long-term conditions

If you are living with a long-term condition, managing your lifestyle choices can help prevent flare ups, delay your condition getting worse, improve symptoms and improve your recovery following surgery.

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Support and advice on managing pain

The resources below can help you manage your pain while waiting.

The Pain Toolkit offers a set of tools to help aid pain self-management.

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Who else can I ask for help?

Ensure that you attend when invited, any Long Term Condition or medication reviews with your primary care team or pharmacists and raise any concerns you have about worsening/change in symptoms.

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