Information for GPs: enhanced recovery
An important part of the programme is our link with GPs. We need specific information to be provided when patients are referred to us, so that we can carry out an efficient pre-assessment.
GPs need to be aware of the programme and have access to information in order to help set appropriate patient expectations before they are admitted to hospital. Any ongoing health issues, such as diabetes and hypertension, should be under control when the patient is referred to us.
Patients experiencing problems after being discharged from hospital should be re-admitted directly to the ward, rather than being re-referred or going to the emergency department.