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Hi Mr Chris and welcome to the forum 🙂

I like you, saw Shaw privately before being granted funding, but ticked all the boxes. My GP was very supportive and it was her that referred me to Shaw privately to try to speed up the process.

If I were you, I would go and see your GP now and discuss it with them. Then if they are not supportive, you can tell them that you will have to change GP’s to one who does support bariatric surgery.

I initially saw Shaw in January, got my funding approved by the PCT (Surrey) in April, had my new NHS new patient appointment (you have to do it again) in July and had my op in November. I was very lucky for everything to have gone through so quickly and I didn’t have sleep apnea or any other conditions that were likely to delay the op in anyway.

I’m afraid I don’t know how quickly Sussex PCT turn around their funding applications but there are plenty of members who are Sussex based who I’m sure will be along to tell you.

Good luck with your referal and I hope we can welcome you to the losing side very soon.

Take care

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