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Information for Clinicians

This new webpage has been created to provide useful information to clinicians on subjects including NICE guidelines, referral processes and our commissioning policies, procedures and practices. The page is a living resource which will be updated regularly. We will alert clinicians to new content.

Weight management in preparation for bariatric surgery

Click here for NICE guidance on specialist weight management for obese patients in preparation for bariatric surgery. The guidance stipulates that patients must achieve a BMI of less than 50 before undergoing surgery. Consequently, GP practices should refer patients for specialist weight management before surgery is performed.