Am I nearly there yet?
The concept of Free treatment is unique to the UK. The rule should be simple. If you have an NHS number you get treatment if you dont - you dont. Ethics dont have to come into the equation as there is a perfectly valid alternative. Pay. This happens in every other country and is an accepted means of seeing a doctor. The problem with free is that it has no value.
NO NO and NO. Stop medicalising obesity. Slimming World and Weight Watchers are the options for managing obesity not GPs. Which Office boy thought this one up? If government wants to get involved then look at food "fat" tax. not divert a Lifestyle issue into our world.