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1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from Leighton Andrews AM, Lynne Neagle AM, William Graham AM and Darren Millar AM.

(09:30 - 10:10)

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

Supporting documents:

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.

 

(10:10 - 10:50)

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

Supporting documents:

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.

 

(11:00 - 11:40)

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

Supporting documents:

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.

 

(11:40 - 12:20)

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)

Supporting documents:

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.  

 

6.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee noted the minutes of its previous meeting.