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

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 […]
Patients may have to wait a year for hip or knee operations

Patients may have to wait a year for hip or knee operations

Patients may have to wait up to a year for a hip or knee operation leading doctors have warned, after strict infection control measures mean hospitals are facing a huge backlog in patients. Non-emergency surgeries were halted in mid-March in a bid to stop the spread...