Commissioning Guide 2017

This guidance and recommendations are to be read in conjunction with the Commissioning Policy A05 Complex and Specialised Obesity Surgery Services of the NHS Commissioning Board April 2013 1. The A05 policy describes the pathway of patients within the multidisciplinary bariatric surgical service and states that patients referred for bariatric surgery will come from a primary or secondary care specialist obesity service. Postoperative follow up within the bariatric surgical service is commissioned for two years, and dovetails with the ongoing care provided peri- and post-operatively by the specialist obesity service.

2017 Commissioning guide – Tier 3 clinics