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Tier 3?

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Stokes2020, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Stokes2020

    Stokes2020 Member

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    Start Weight:
    1st4.3lb
    Goal Weight:
    0st10.7lb
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    EL HASANI
    Surgery Date::
    ???
    So my surgeon is said to be introducing me to Tier 3 before I go on his official list.
    Thing is when do I start? Is there a waiting list to start Tier 3? It’s been a month and I’ve heard nothing. Unsure if I need to call someone, wait or what........
    I know I’m impatient but this silence of not quite knowing what’s gonna happen and when is driving me instane. I wanna get the ball rolling already
     
  2. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    2st2.5lb(8.87%)
    Welcome
    My area doesn’t seem to have the tier 3 pathway. So I can’t help you. I am sure someone will be able to help.
    Good luck with journey x
     
  3. Sandra Carter

    Sandra Carter Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    6st1lb(19.59%)
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Hi and welcome,
    Which hospital or area are you? Every area has its own way of doing things, it's not uncommon to wait a good few weeks before you get a letter come through, but if you're worried ask your doctor to chase them up x
     
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  4. Stokes2020

    Stokes2020 Member

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    Start Weight:
    1st4.3lb
    Goal Weight:
    0st10.7lb
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    EL HASANI
    Surgery Date::
    ???
    I’m at the PRU in Kent, I’m just so down at the mo I just wanna get the ball rolling.
    Maybe i’ll Give me doctor a call and see if anything is in place yet x
     
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  5. Stokes2020

    Stokes2020 Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    1st4.3lb
    Goal Weight:
    0st10.7lb
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    EL HASANI
    Surgery Date::
    ???
    Do you not? I have to complete tier 3 before I can go on the list. I could be on tier 3 for a year before I get on the official list which is why I’m so keen to start x
     
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  6. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    2st2.5lb(8.87%)
    Try not to get disheartened. You have started this journey now.
    I was the same as you this time last year but it will be here before you know. I think my area has something similar to T3 but doesn’t call it that.
    I had my first MDT in March 2018 that was when they took my start weight. I have had to have bloods, sleep apnea test & attend a 12 week pre op program. I am in the middle of the pre op program. When I have finished I then wait for another MDT to see if surgery is agreed by all departments. Then if I get the go ahead they try & get you into surgery within 18 weeks. So by my calculations that should be March April time 2019. Which would be a year since my first MDT.
    Waiting is so hard but with the support from this forum I have made it this far. Everyone is so supportive I couldn’t have done it without it.
    I would call them just to get an update of their procedure. X
     
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  7. Stokes2020

    Stokes2020 Member

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    Start Weight:
    1st4.3lb
    Goal Weight:
    0st10.7lb
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    EL HASANI
    Surgery Date::
    ???
    Well I have a appointment with a dietitian coming up for the end of Oct and I have these questions I have to fill out and I’ve noticed at the end of the the form where they fill their bit it in it mentions tier 3 with a tick box for referral. So does that mean tier 3 is down to the dietitian or is it mandatory and it’s just a matter of she has to tick the box?
    I’m so excited and so nervous about this appointment I just want it here already so I know what’s going on. I’m still none the wiser as to what is happening ‍♀️
     
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  8. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    10st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    6st2lb(37.23%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Not long now Stokes, I’m afraid teir 3 is mandatory, they have to follow NICE guidelines but time will fly. Let us know how you get on xx
     
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