If you are coming into hospital for a procedure you will need to complete a pre-assessment prior to your arrival. Fill in a questionnaire, contact us via telephone or arrange a face-to-face meeting.
Let us know your previous medical history, any medication you are taking and your planned travel to get to and from the hospital.
Please be aware your previous medical history includes both your personal health history and your family health history, so you’ll need to spend some time getting relevant dates for appointments and procedures, and talking to family members for details of relevant health problems they’ve had.
Our aim is to make the admission process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Any concerns or questions you have will be answered by the pre-assessment team before you come into the hospital. We can help you to plan your discharge and journey home, and give advice on additional care or medical equipment you might need. The health check (details of this below ‘Your pre-assessment appointment’) also ensures that you are in optimum health and we are aware of all potential complications.
The questionnaire should take about 10 minutes to complete. Our admissions team can email you a form, or you can print it below. Please either email or post it to us as quickly as possible, so our team can prepare for your arrival in good time.
Our dedicated Pre-Assessment Team will assess your surgical requirements and your health assessment form. Following this assessment, you may need to confirm some of your answers either via a telephone call or a face-to-face appointment with a nurse.
The nurse will ask about your general health, fitness, medications and previous operations and illnesses. The assessment may involve:
Some patients may also require x-rays after their appointment.
Please feel free to contact the Pre-Assessment Team directly if you have any queries or concerns on:
Telephone: 020 7467 4338
It is normal for you to feel anxious ahead of an operation: it can be a major event in your life.
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 big impact on your recovery and long term health.
Fitter Better Sooner is an initiative by the Royal College of Anaesthetists which will provide you with the information you need to help you become fitter and better prepared for your operation.
Help us make your hospital admission as smooth as possible by completing a pre-assessment questionnaire.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to do.
Please return it via post or email as soon as possible, so our team can prepare for your arrival in good time.