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 put in place a temporary arrangement. Until March 2019 patients living in Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside and Cheshire who wished to pursue NHS bariatric surgery were to be assessed and treated in Stoke. The good news is the NHS Commissioners have asked Phoenix to take over from the Stoke service and we are (at least for an interim period whilst more permanent arrangements are put in place) able to see new NHS referrals (and existing NHS bariatric patients) so long as they live in Lancashire, Cumbria or Merseyside.