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Considering weight loss and smoking cessation criteria to improve surgical outcomes

On the 18th May 2017, the Clinical Senate deliberated:

How best can weight loss and smoking cessation be encouraged through criteria for fitness for surgery and what is the evidence base for improved outcomes as a result?

Download the recommendations here.


Evidence Base for Better Outcomes – Debbie Stark

Fitness for surgery – Devon CCG Experience- Adam Carrick

NHS Rationing and the Law – Warick Heale

Reviewing the evidence for restricting elective surgery for obese patients – Justine Womack

Tobacco Control – Allan Gregory


Enc C – Health Optimisation Policy in Somerset Pre-Surgery (2)


RCS Statement to South West Clinical Senate May 17

Agenda and Notes

Please download the agenda here.

Please download the notes here.