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Supporting you before your surgery (prehabilitiation)

Prehabilitation is all about good preparation for your body and mind prior to surgery. In the time before your surgery, you can take simple steps to improve your physical and mental health. This will reduce your risk of complications and improve your wellbeing now and in your recovery.

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Fit 4 Surgery

Our Fit 4 Surgery programme is for patients due to have major surgery at our hospitals. Please speak to your clinical team to discuss a referral.

Fit 4 Surgery

Access to support where you live

While Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals are based in Cambridge, our patients come to us from many different counties.

Here you will find further support available to you in the location you live.


  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Smoking
  • Active living
  • Healthy eating
  • Alcohol

Healthy Suffolk

  • Blood pressure
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Eating
  • Exercise
  • Mental health
  • Smoking

OneLife Suffolk

  • Stop smoking
  • Adult weight management programme
  • Health walks
  • Get active
  • NHS health checks

Health and Wellbeing – Adults health

  • Healthy eating
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Help with weight management
  • Getting active
  • Smoking
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health
  • Later life – Advice on staying healthy and active in later years

Health in Herts

  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Healthy weight
  • Keep active
  • Stop smoking
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Long term conditions

Live Well

  • Local activities
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Ageing well
  • Stop smoking
  • Staying active
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Patient education videos (diabetes, back pain & dementia)

Wellbeing service

  • Stop smoking
  • Improve physical activity
  • Strength and balance
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol reduction
  • Healthy eating – Weight management
  • Health checks

Bedfordshire – Public health

Public health


One You

  • Smoking
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol
National – One You (NHS Hub)

  • One You provides tips, tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away.
  • You are not alone – One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.

Lifestyle and health advice

When you're preparing to have surgery, you will likely have been advised on the areas of your health and wellbeing that would be beneficial for you to focus on.

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Cancer support

Macmillan –

Maggie’s –

Cancer Research UK –

Healthy eating

British Heart Foundation – Healthy eating -

British Nutrition Foundation -

Stop smoking


Smoke Free Norfolk –

One Life Suffolk –

Essex Lifestyle Service –

Smoke Free Bedfordshire –

Quit51 – Lincolnshire –

Exercise classes/ groups/ organisations

Forever Active – Cambridgeshire –

Pos+Ability – Cambridgeshire -

Active Norfolk –

Get Help to Get Active – One Life Suffolk –


Diabetes UK –

COPD and lung disease

British Lung Foundation –

Surgical specialties

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Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association -

Bowel Cancer UK -

Colostomy UK -

Crohn’s and Colitis UK -

Gynaecology - oncology

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust –

The Eve Appeal -

Target Ovarian Cancer –


The Circulation Foundation –

Vascular Society –


Urostomy Association -

Fight Bladder Cancer –

Action Bladder Cancer UK –

Kidney Cancer UK –

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB)

Pancreatic Cancer UK -