Doctors set to be paid to send obese patients to slimming classes

With 29 per cent of adults in England now classed as obese – meaning a body mass index over 30 – it could see 12 million people offered help to shed excess weight. Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said the move was “a step in the right direction”, although he urged GPs to talk […]

90 per cent of health workers caught Covid in hospitals

Up to nine in ten nurses and doctors who caught Covid during the peak of the pandemic picked it up in hospital, research suggests.  Modelling by Public Health England (PHE) also suggests one in five patients who got the virus became infected on the wards. Scientists...