Fancy becoming a Set for Surgery Buddy?

Date posted: 11th January 2022

Volunteering for different roles plays a crucial part in supporting local health and care services and an exciting, new opportunity to support the Set For Surgery programme is now available.

Peer support can play a big role in helping patients to achieve their goals, which improves outcomes for surgery patients and helps speed up recovery times. 

The Set For Surgery programme is looking to recruit 20 new 'Buddies', who will support patients to improve their health and wellbeing and keep on track with their self-set goals. This could be by simply calling patients on a routine basis, listening to them, supporting them and signposting them to useful links. All Buddies will be provided with the relevant training and support. 

The Morecambe Bay Set for surgery programme aims to improve the health of all patients who may be approaching surgery – for some, surgery may no longer be needed when their fitness improves. Co-designed by surgeons, GPs and patients, the process empowers patients to work with our staff, whereby the health system will give the best possible care and treatment to patients, and improve their wellness ahead of surgery; in turn, patients should take advice from health professionals and others about improving their own health and wellbeing.  

If you or someone you know might be interested in supporting our patients and becoming a Set for Surgery Buddy - please contact

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