A large part of the journey towards enhanced recovery, better outcomes and fewer complications, is to do with educating patients. How do we explain to patients that an operation is something which is ideally a collaboration between both practitioner and patient?

The “Fitter, Better, Sooner” toolkit, which this piece focuses on, can be found here: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/fitterbettersooner

The excellent video we mention is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NMHMX-nFgY

Presented by Nick Margerrison with his guest Dr Hilary Swales, lead for Patient Information at The Royal College of Anaesthetists.