Bariatric psychology in the UK National Health Service: input across the patient pathway

  title={Bariatric psychology in the UK National Health Service: input across the patient pathway},
  author={D. Ratcliffe and Rukshana Ali and N. Ellison and M. Khatun and Jolyon Poole and C. Coffey},
  journal={BMC obesity},
BackgroundProviders of bariatric surgery within the National Health Service (NHS) are required to provide psychological assessment and intervention, yet operational definitions regarding the purpose and scope of this input are lacking. This has led to significant variation in the provision of psychology, with some providing an assessment-only service and others providing a more comprehensive package of intervention throughout the patient pathway. The aims of this paper are to document the… Expand
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