Please could you provide details of commissioning policies for elective surgical procedures which include referral thresholds or specific requirements for:
• Patients who smoke
As a Clinical Commissioning Group we have not placed any such restrictions for the above. Providers may operate their own clinically based threshold requirements with regard to patients who smoke.
• Patients who have a BMI over a specified level
We have the following thresholds in place:
o Abdominoplasty/Apronectomy – Stable BMI o Assisted Conception – BMI between 19 kg/m2 and 30 mg/m2
o Breast Reduction (female) – BMI o Breast Reduction (male) – Normal BMI <=25kg/m2
o Compression Surgery – BMI <30kg/m2
Providers may operate their own clinically based threshold requirements with regard to surgery and BMI.