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BBC Local Radio The NHS can’t stretch to gastric band surgery for all

Image The NHS can’t stretch to gastric band surgery for all

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health talked to several BBC local radio stations about the recent draft guidance from NICE that suggest giving more people gastric bands on the NHS could help combat obesity and save money in the long run. She was asked whether NICE are admitting the advice such as eating 'five a day' and exercise more have failed? Julia thinks the public health campaigns are not enough and NICE needs to look across the whole of society to assess why Obesity is increasing at such an alarming rate and offer a whole package of recommendations rather than just surgery.