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About Elsie

Elsie is designed to replace the previous paper process within Orthopaedics. Historically, all patients had to attend a hospital and answer questions with a nurse. 

Elsie starts with a text message to your mobile phone. This text message gives you a link to download the Elsie app onto your phone. 

With the NHS Fife Elsie Pre-Op App, you can now provide information about yourself from home. It is easy to answer and submit questions through the app.

You can also message the pre-operative assessment team with questions or queries. Elsie can also send you reminders of important information before your operation. 

The pre-assessment nurses will review your answers, and if needed, will discuss them with your anaesthetist and/or surgeon. This will allow us to fully understand your health needs. 

You will only need to attend the hospital for pre-operative appointments if you need to have routine tests before surgery. 

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