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Commissioning policies for elective surgical procedures (1516151)

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.

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