Severely obese patients must put forward their own case for weight-loss surgery in the latest round of NHS cuts in the UK. Panels of NHS officials will have to approve individual patients case by case as the health service faces increasing pressure to save money. The move comes despite guidance from the National Institute for
GUEST FEATURE: We have a global epidemic in our midst. All over the world, people are blurting out things that they know are wrong. The latest, startling example comes from the UK National Health Service (NHS) in North Yorkshire. Last week, local administrators announced plans for explicit weight discrimination in healthcare.
I‘m frequently asked what surgeon do I recommend; what should I check for; and what constitutes the right set-up for bariatric surgery? There are many, many answers but I often reduce it down to reputation and experience, locality/accessibility and after care. Cost if self-funding is also bound to have some impact. It seemed sensible to
This is the time of the year when I do an edit of what we have covered before and what we should cover in the coming months on the website. It also gives me a chance to see what features have been popular and which ones bring the biggest comment, query or postbag haul. Undeniably
Triple Weight Loss Surgery To Treat Obese Diabetics, Says Health Watchdog As many as one in four Brits are thought to be obese, leading to a rise in the amount of people being diagnosed with diabetes. The health advisory body NICE has said the number of obese diabetics undergoing drastic weight loss