Phoenix Public Health
Phoenix Public Health Ltd is engaged by the NHS to provide specialist bariatric surgery services to patients living in Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria.
Patients who wish to access service should have a BMI >35 if they have health problems (such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnoea) or a BMI >40 if they have no significant health issues.
Patients should contact their GP in the first instance as it is usually necessary to be referred to a local non-surgical weight management programme before NHS funding for bariatric surgery will be approved.
Note: Phoenix Public Health’s 5 year contract with the NHS came to an end on 31st March 2017. From April 2017 NHS Commissioners have decided to put in place an interim arrangement. For 12 months (until March 2018), patients living in Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside and Cheshire who wish to pursue NHS bariatric surgery must be assessed and treated in Stoke on Trent/Stafford. We very much hope that this is indeed a temporary arrangement and that we will be able to continue providing a first class service to local NHS patients at the earliest opportunity.