Meetings

Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 16/07/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Debate on the Health and Social Care Committee’s Report on the availability of bariatric services

NDM5557 David Rees (Aberavon)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report by the Health and Social Care Committee on the availability of bariatric services, which was laid in the Table Office on 21 May 2014.

 

Note: The response of the Minister for Health and Social Services to the report was laid in the Table Office on 9 July 2014.

 

Supporting Documents

Health and Social Care Committee’s Report

Welsh Government’s Response

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.06

 

NDM5557 David Rees (Aberavon)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report by the Health and Social Care Committee on the availability of bariatric services, which was laid in the Table Office on 21 May 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 30/04/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report on the inquiry into the availability of bariatric services subject to minor amendments.


Meeting: 03/04/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: discussion of key issues

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Meeting: 26/03/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Note taken at the focus group event, Cwmbrân, 12 March 2014

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Meeting: 26/03/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Note taken at the meeting with Welsh Institute of Metabolic and Obesity representatives, 13 February 2014

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Meeting: 26/03/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Note taken at the working lunch with Swansea University academics, 13 February 2014

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Meeting: 26/03/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Additional information from the meeting on 13 February 2014

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Meeting: 26/03/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: Evidence session 2

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Dr Sarah Watkins, Head of Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Division, Welsh Government

Chris Tudor-Smith, Head of Health Improvement Division, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Health and Social Services on the availability of bariatric services.

 

4.2 During the session the Minister indicated that he would provide information on the cost implications to the NHS of carrying out corrective surgery on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery outside Wales.


Meeting: 13/02/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: Evidence session 4

Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee

Dr Khesh Sidhu, Deputy Medical Director & Consultant in Public Health Medicine

 

Public Health Wales

Dr Suzanne Wood, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Wales (based in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)

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Minutes:

5.1. The witnesses responded to questions from Committee members.

 

5.2 Dr Sidhu agreed to clarify NICE figures he cited during the session in relation to:

-       the number of individuals in Wales eligible for referral to bariatric services;

-       the number of individuals eligible for bariatric surgery;

-       the number of individuals likely to accept surgery.  

 


Meeting: 13/02/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: Evidence session 3

Local Health Boards

Jan Smith, Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Alison Shakeshaft, Director of Therapies, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Scott Caplin, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

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Minutes:

4.1. The witnesses responded to questions from Committee members.

 

4.2 Dr Jane Layzell agreed to clarify whether an independent evaluation of the “Healthy Schools” programme has been undertaken.

 


Meeting: 13/02/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: Evidence session 2

Welsh Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Dr Dev Datta, Consultant in Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine

 

Royal College of Surgeons

Colin Ferguson, Director of Professional Affairs

 

British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

Jonathan Barry, Consultant Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon

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Minutes:

3.1. The witnesses responded to questions from Committee members.

 

3.2 Mr Barry agreed to provide further information on the 11 full operating lists he cited as lost in the last financial year, including further information about what “11 full operating lists” amounts to in terms of patient numbers and as a proportion of WIMOS’s overall workload.

 


Meeting: 13/02/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: Evidence session 1

National Obesity Forum for Wales

Dr Nadim Haboubi, Chair and Consultant Physician in Adult Medicine and Gastroenterology

 

British Obesity Surgery Patients Association

Chrissie Palmer, Trustee

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Minutes:

2.1. The witnesses responded to questions from Committee members.

 

2.2 Dr Haboubi agreed to provide further detail on the number of patients that he has referred for bariatric surgery, and the number of patients who have received surgery as a consequence of those referrals.

 


Meeting: 22/01/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Consideration of the Committee’s work plan for the inquiry into the availability of bariatric services

Supporting documents:

  • HSC(4)-2-14 Paper 3 Bariatric work plan

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee agreed to undertake two external visits for the inquiry into the availability of bariatric services: to Swansea University and Morriston Hospital on 13 February, and to a focus group session in Newport on 12 March. All expenditure associated with the two visits was agreed by the Committee.