Row over six-month surgery ban for obese and smokers



A health authority will deny operations to the obese and smokers for six months amid warnings from senior surgeons that the cost-cutting move is wrong.
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says smokers and patients with a BMI of 30 and over will be offered a referral to either a weight management programme or stop smoking service for a six-month period of health optimisation before being considered for an operation, as part of an £8.4 million savings plan.
In September, NHS England intervened to stop neighbouring NHS Vale of York CCG from imposing a similar... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 18
Share:
  •  




    News Widget for Webmasters


    Realtime News

     

    «
    »
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
            1 2 3
    4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    25 26 27 28 29 30 31