Surgery: sources of information and support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer and information about UK cancer support groups and organisations.

Patients’ Association

Offers a number of booklets and publications which can help people make the right decision about their healthcare.

Department of Health

The Department of Health covers a wide range of information about your care.

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Offers patient information leaflets covering a range of subjects that should be helpful to all patients undergoing an operation. Titles include:

  • Anaesthesia explained
  • You and your anaesthetic
  • Your child’s anaesthetic
  • Headache after an epidural or spinal anaesthetic
  • Your spinal anaesthetic
  • Epidurals for pain relief after surgery