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Nutrition matters

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7255

Rapid Response:

The newly updated NICE guideline recommends that patients with a BMI above 35 and recent onset type 2 diabetes should be offered an assessment for bariatric surgery as long as they are also receiving or will receive assessment in a tier 3 service (or equivalent). Tier 3 services are not restricted to a tertiary setting, they may also be provided in the community with trained staff and appropriate facilities.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 December 2014
Mark Baker
Centre for Clinical Practice Director, NICE
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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