Letters Surgery for obesity

No funding for NICE treatment

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4177 (Published 12 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4177
  1. Nicola D Jones, general practitioner on the doctors’ retainer scheme1
  1. 1Roseneath Medical Practice, Buckley, Flintshire CH7 2JL
  1. nicolajones{at}doctors.org.uk

    Leff and Heath say that funding for bariatric surgery must be applied for on an individual patient basis from the primary care trust, which must apply the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).1 This seems not to be happening in practice.

    I have …

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