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Posted on 01 Aug 2023
Patient experience and outcomes

We're developing an all-purpose resource for clinicians to provide to patients having planned surgery (also known as elective surgery). This work is part of the Surgery Recovery and Reform program aimed at improving care for patients on preparation lists (formally known as waitlists).    

The My Surgical Journey resource will be co-designed and focus on what patients need to know about having surgery and the best way to present this information. Co-design involves collaboration and shared decision making between the people receiving care and those providing the care. We’re looking for consumers and clinicians who are interested in improving health literacy and access to health resources for Victorians. 

This initiative aims to: 

  • provide consistent information so expectations are clear for everyone 
  • be accessible so patients can take the resource to all appointments 
  • provide support on shared decision making.

You can help create and shape a resource that will be used across the state. Having access to clear information supported by best practice is key to empowering patients and sharing decision making about their planned surgery.

How can you get involved? 

Interested clinicians and consumers are invited to complete an Expression of interest for co-design workshops. Register your interest.

You can also watch a video about the project

Applications are due on Friday 11 August 2023

For more information, please contact the Perioperative Learning Health Network at