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Hilary Swales

Hilary Swales

Hilary Swales is the Lead for patient information at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

She is a consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton NHS foundation trust where she sees first hand the benefits for patients who are able to prepare well for surgery.

Self care before surgery

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Playing an active part in your preparation for surgery can have a significant impact on your recovery and long-term health. Ahead of next month's Self Care Week, the Royal College of Anaesthetists's Hilary Swales explains the physical and mental approaches individuals can adopt ahead of surgical procedures and how clinicians can introduce this aspect of self care to patients.