Optimising Outcomes from All Elective Surgery 

Vale of York CCG has a statutory responsibility for improving the health of the Vale of York’s population as well as providing individual patient-centred care for health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.  Maximising health is a critical element in achieving a sustainable health service into the future.  The Prevention and Better Health strategy has been developed to demonstrate how focusing our efforts on prevention, self-care and shared decision making can support a shift in the way health care resources are valued, and to empower patients in the Vale of York to become more active participants in shaping their health outcomes.

The CCG does not routinely commission an elective intervention on patients who have a BMI of 30 or above (classified as obese) or for patients who are recorded as a current smoker. Please see the commissioning statement / referral form for further detail.