Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in the last three years have been referred by their GP for elective care but have been refused treatment due to clinical commissioning group policies to restrict access to treatment because a patient (a) has a BMI of more than 30 and (b) is a smoker.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Information on how many patients who have been referred by their general practitioner for elective care but have been refused treatment due to clinical commissioning group policies to restrict access to treatment because a patient has a Body Mass Index of more than 30 and is a smoker is not held centrally.

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