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Table 1 Data provided by 21 bariatric services on the number of bariatric procedures performed and the amount of psychology resources available by site

From: Bariatric psychology in the UK National Health Service: input across the patient pathway

Service Number of procedures per year Psychology time available per weeka
(0.1 = half a day per week, 1.0 = 5 days per week)
0-100 procedures   
A 5 0.2
B 40 .5
C 45 .2
D 48 .2
E 50 0.5
F 50 0.6
G 70 0.4
H 80 1.7
I 75 0.1
J 80 0.1
K 84 .3
L Not sure 0.4
M 100 .25
101-200 procedures   
N 135 0.4
O 199 0.4
P 200 0.2
201-500 procedures   
Q 230 0.6
R 250 0.2
S 450 2.5
T 400 0.5
U 450 1.2
V 500 0.8
  1. As discussed earlier Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) refers to the number of psychology hours available in a week using a denominator of the standard NHS fulltime working hours (37.5). A WTE of 0.1 equates to half a day per week, 1.0 equates to 5 days per week and greater than 1.0 indicates that there is more than one fulltime psychologist in the service (e.g. 1.2 WTE = 1 fulltime psychologist plus 1 day of another psychologist).