Obese patients and smokers face surgery delays in York

Obese patients and smokers face surgery delays in York
 

Health bosses have approved plans to delay routine surgery for smokers and obese people.
The restrictions, brought in by NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), mean overweight patients will have to lose 10% of their weight before surgery.
Smokers face a six-month delay.
The CCG said only elective surgery for non-life threatening procedures, such as hip and knee operations, would be affected.
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