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CCG backs down on plans to withhold surgery for smokers and obese patients

12 December 2014, Pulse

A CCG in Devon has backtracked on plans to withhold surgery for smokers and the morbidly obese, following widespread criticism from GPs.

Dr Nigel Watson, chair of Wessex LMCs, told Pulse that to exclude patients who were unable to lose weight or stop smoking was unethical.

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