In November 2017, we introduced a scheme to ask patients who smoke or have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above (an obese body weight) to try to stop smoking and/or lose weight for up to three months before they are referred for non-urgent hip and knee operations.
We are now proposing to introduce this scheme for other types of non-urgent surgery and consulted with the public from October 2017 – January 2018 to find out what people think of our plans. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their views with us.
What the public told us
We have now reviewed all of the feedback we received. To find out what people told us, please read our consultation summary or full consultation report on the right hand side of this page.
Please note, this information can all be made available in a range of languages, large print, Braille, or on CD/tape. To request an alternative format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 831 800.
What happens next?
A summary of the public’s feedback has been included in a report, with recommendations for how the scheme could work, and this is being presented to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Board for approval on Thursday 29 March 2018. To read the recommendations report, please download it from the right hand side of this page.
This meeting will be in public and will take place from 11am-12.30pm at Somerdale Pavilion, Tiberius Road, Keynsham, BS31 2FF. Please see more information about the meeting here.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and observe. People can submit questions in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 01225 831 800.
Details of the finalised plan for the scheme will be published on our website and shared widely to ensure that everyone who took part in the consultation can find out how the CCG has responded.