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Transfer of commissioning responsibility for obesity surgery

The commissioning responsibility for obesity surgery for adults aged 19 years and over will transfer from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups from April 2017.

The funding was transferred as part of the national identification rule rebasing exercise and the final allocation adjustment was made on 9 December 2016 for 2017/18 allocations. Therefore CCGs have responsibility for negotiating this element of the contract with providers. CCGs have access to the value and detail for providers in their patch and can request the same information for another patch. Commissioning guidance is available, and queries can be directed to england.npoc-internalmedicine@nhs.net. More....