Preparing for your anaesthetic: additional resources for patients

The above leaflet gives information on what anaesthetists do and how you can prepare yourself for
anaesthesia and surgery.

The Carers Trust

If you are a carer and are concerned about who is going to look after the person you care for when you go to hospital for treatment, you may find these pages helpful.
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When to stop eating and drinking before an operation

Anaesthetists at The North Middlesex Hospital have made their own video about eating and drinking before an operation. The College has not been directly involved in its production and, as such, cannot formally endorse it.
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Smoking and surgery advice for patients

Information developed by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) which is supported by the RCoA. You may also find the smoking cessation film below of help which was produced with support from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and endorsed by the British Thoracic Society.
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