While you're waiting
The pandemic has meant that many operations and procedures have been postponed. Some people are waiting to see a GP and many people are waiting longer for surgery and other treatments.
This can be an anxious time and you probably have questions and concerns. We are here for you, while you're waiting.
Information and advice
There are things you can do to help manage your physical and mental wellbeing while you’re waiting. Even small changes can make a big difference.
- Managing your pain
- Looking after your emotional wellbeing
- My Planned Care, a NHS platform which provides information on waiting times and support available to you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm.
Where to find extra support
- Your local pharmacist can also be a good source of support. They can help to advise you about your medications.
- Speak to your GP or practice nurse at your surgery if you feel your condition is getting worse. You can call 111 or 999 in an emergency.
Videos to stay active
Let's Move for Surgery
Waiting for surgery? Let's Move for Surgery is packed with tailor-made, follow-along exercise routines for hip, shoulder and knee replacement, as well as full body workouts to help you maintain overall fitness.
Free online movement classes
Our free gentle movement videos include Tai Chi and stretches to help improve balance and increase joint mobility.
Our stretching videos
Our fifteen-minute stretching videos are led by physiotherapist Jay and designed specifically for people living with arthritis.
Let's Move with Leon
Let’s Move with Leon are online 30-minute movement classes designed to help people with arthritis exercise at home.