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.