Op-timise Wantage Prehabilitation Programme – Lifestyle Medicine in Practice
A 6 week face-to-face programme was piloted in Wantage Primary Care Network. Op-timise Wantage is a prehabilitation programme aimed at patients on the waiting list for hip/knee replacements. It is a Group Consultation and aims to reduce the risk of post-operative complications by focusing on the main lifestyle medicine pillars – improving nutrition, sleep, stress, increasing physical activity and reducing harmful substances. Each 90 minute session consisted of education from a local expert followed by an opportunity to get physically active. The Op-timise Programme has gained a lot of interest and will hopefully be scaled up across Oxfordshire in 2023.