FOI 5785 Treatment rationing for smokers

Date: 11 November 2019 to 11 November 2022

Please confirm or deny if there are any requirements from your local CCG to ration any treatment or surgery options to people based on their smoking status (ie not limited to smoking cessation treatments); if confirm, please provide details.

 

 

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5785
  • Category:
    Trust - Service Data
  • Response:

    Please confirm or deny if there are any requirements from your local CCG to ration any treatment or surgery options to people based on their smoking status (ie not limited to smoking cessation treatments); if confirm, please provide details.  Medway NHS Foundation Trust do not ration any treatment or surgery based on patient’s smoking status, although we do offer a smoking a smoking cessation service with community partners.

    The Trust are unaware of any such requirement from the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).  This information may be available directly from the CCGs:  Medway CCG, who is contactable via their website: http://www.medwayccg.nhs.uk/ and Swale CCG who is contactable via their website at:  https://www.swaleccg.nhs.uk/