Useful information whilst waiting

We understand that patients on waiting lists want to know how long they can expect to wait for an appointment and/or treatment. This is very complex and can change, as we are continually reviewing and prioritising our patients by clinical urgency. We are sorry that we cannot give you an exact idea of how long you will need to wait.

My Planned Care provides average waiting times for patients across the UK. Click here to view waiting times for specialties in our hospitals.

Healthcare providers across Devon are working together to update MyHealth, a website to help support Devon patients who have been referred by their GP, dentist or optician for a specialist opinion. We are adding more useful information to support and help you whilst you wait. In addition to specific information about health conditions and problems, you can find out more about:

The information and advice here aims to support you so that you arrive for your appointment in the best possible physical and mental health.

There are many things you can do to be as fit as you can before your procedure in order to reduce the risks of surgery and to help you recover more quickly afterwards. What you do now can have a really big impact - even small steps can make a big difference. Please see below for more information.

Last updated: December 01, 2023.