Obesity: Surgery

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of corrective surgery performed by the NHS as a result of complications arising from bariatric surgery performed in the private sector.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been provided counselling services by the NHS for trauma caused by complications as a result of negligent cosmetic surgery performed by a private practitioner.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage private sector cosmetic surgery providers to improve the provision of aftercare services for their patients.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Neither the Department nor its arm’s length bodies hold the information requested.

On 8 May 2018 my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wrote to the chief executives of leading independent healthcare providers, asking that they improve patient safety in the wider sector, learning lessons from the National Health Service on making services safer and improving quality of care for patients.

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