7 steps to preparing your patients for surgery

Here are seven ways that GPs can play an essential role in patients' perioperative journey.

It doesn’t seem groundbreaking for primary care physicians to play a central role in a patient’s surgical journey, but it’s a concept that has only recently gained traction in the field of perioperative medicine.


Early recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are designed to provide a patient-centred, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach to perioperative care, and have shown to improve patient outcomes and experience, as well as limiting health costs.

During a patient’s surgical journey, most care providers — including