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NICE lowers threshold for weight-loss surgery

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Anonymous | Other healthcare professional | 28 November 2014 9:58am: Wow, and big well done. That's a fantastic result. WE have access to an abundance of help and advice with healthy eating, exercise and weight management in primary care, but none of it is as effective as attending a large group and being weighed by others, combined with the "I'm paying for this so I'm going to make it work" ethos. I see plenty of patients come in and register with the health trainer, last two or three weeks and then leave - they have no-one with who to discuss what they are experiencing during the week who is going through the same. Why are we not employing the help of slimming clubs more before we chose anything else. We had access to 12 week deals with slimming clubs a few years ago - the commissioners should seriously think about bringing those back - even if we paid for a year's membership you are looking at around £250 - a far cry from gastric banding and far less risk.

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28 Nov 2014

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