Surgery ban for fat and smokers: NHS group demanding patients quit or slim down before an operation



Obese patients and smokers are to be denied operations and referred to a health programme for six months under cost-cutting plans by a health group.
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has come up with controversial move as part of plans to save £8.4 million, despite warnings from senior surgeons it is 'wrong'.
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 surgery. 
In September, NHS England... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Health, Views: 29
Source: Daily Mail
Share:
  •  





    News Widget for Webmasters



    Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

    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