If you are due to come in to hospital for an operation or procedure you may require a pre assessment before your admission.

If you do require a pre assessment you will be advised at your outpatients appointment and given information which will enable you to start completing your assessment from home using Synopsis.

Please do not worry if you are not given the information about Synopsis as it may not be necessary for your procedure.

  • Synopsis Home is a secure web -based programme which allows you to complete your pre-operative health questionnaire online. 
  • All patients must complete a pre-operative questionnaire for surgery to go ahead. It is to assess your fitness for surgery.

  • Synopsis Home is requested because you need a procedure or an operation. All patients having an operation need to have a pr-operative assessment, where we assess your fitness for surgery.
  • Completing Synopsis Home allows the pre-assessment nursing team to review and decide which tests you may need prior to your operation. Completing it quickly and answering all the questions will help prevent delays in your surgery.
  • The questionnaire is available for you to complete as soon as you have finished your face–to-face consultation in the Outpatient Department. You will be given a letter which the details of how to log on to the online form from home to enable you to complete the questionnaire. If you have no computer access or struggle with computers then the outpatient team will be able to assist you in filling out the questionnaire; with designated devices after your consultation or you can complete this at home.
  • If you had a telephone or video appointment instead, you will receive a text message with a link to complete Synopsis Home within a few days of your appointment having taken place.

It is easy to self-register to Synopsis Home, you simply go to the website

  • Register by filling in your name and NHS number. 
  • This will give you access to the health questionnaire. This will take about 15 minutes to complete. You will need your height, weight, blood pressure (if you have access to check it) and the name and dose of all medication you currently take. 
  • You can then choose to complete the questionnaire at a time that is convenient for you - for example in the comfort of your own home. Please answer all the questions as completely as possible. 
  • Once completed, the questionnaire is shared directly with the hospital. Your data can only be viewed by the hospital.

Please click here for a video which explains the process. 

This will be on the top of your appointment letter from the hospital or you can call your GP to obtain it.

  • You will receive a confirmation email once your healthcare questionnaire has been completed and submitted. 
  • You have nothing more to do. 
  • Once the pre-assessment nurses triage the questionnaire you will either be added to the waiting list or they may contact you for further information or investigations.

If you encounter any problems filling in the questionnaire, please contact:

Basingstoke Hospital                                                                                                  
Phone: 01256 486799                                                                                

Winchester & Andover Hospital 
Phone: 01962 824983 


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