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25 days to save Pectus Surgery in the UK - We need your help !

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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UK thoracic surgeons

NHS England is evaluating a series of operations in the UK. One of the procedures it is looking at is Pectus Excavatum surgery. 

At the moment the proposal is to ban all pectus surgery in the UK funded by the NHS. This document is currently available for 25 more days for public consultation and to obtain the views of the public and profession widely. 

There are only around 200 of these operations conducted per year in the UK and therefore we believe that the money saved will be minimal. 

However the benefit to patients of Pectus surgery, many patients of which are teenagers or adolescents we believe is very large in terms of their confidence and ability to face the world. 

These patients are also often not able to afford the money to fund this operation as they are not yet earning. 

If you also believe in Pectus Excavatum as a good operation, and you would like us to help preserve this in the UK then please sign this signature and send this on to others. 

you are also able to send a personal view to NHS england as well as see all their documents here :


Many thanks for your Help 


The UK thoracic Surgery community 



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