Patients in East Yorkshire need to lose more weight before surgery

07 October 2019 – BBC News

Patients in East Yorkshire booked in for non-urgent surgery will now have to lose even more weight before they can have an operation.  East Riding of Yorkshire CCG has lowered the required Body Mass Index (BMI) level from 35 to 30.

Obese patients will be given support to reduce their weight over six months before receiving surgery.

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) called the change unfair and said that it ignores clinical guidance.

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