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Comment on joined up clinical pathways for obesity report

14 Mar 2014

Commenting on the launch of Public Health England and NHS England’s report: 'Joined up clinical pathways for obesity', The Royal College of Surgeons and The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) said:

‘Today’s report clarifies the responsibilities across all sections of the NHS for addressing the variations in access to weight assessment clinics across the country. This will enable patients struggling with obesity to access appropriate services including bariatric surgery.

‘The British Obesity and Metabolic surgery Society (BOMSS), in conjunction with a wide range of stakeholders, have developed a commissioning guide to assist Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in providing high quality weight assessment and management programmes. This guide, developed following a NICE accredited process, is intended to reduce variation across the country. We look forward to working with CCGs to continue to drive up standards of patient care across the UK.’

Notes to editors

  1. View the 'Joined up clinical pathways for obesity' report
  2. The Royal College of Surgeons of England is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. Registered charity number: 212808.

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