Wednesday, 11 January 2012

NHS in Hertfordshire

Hummmmmm I was driving home from work today and heard an interesting, though disturbing, news clip on the radio.  Apparently certain treatments, such as operations, are to be withheld from people who are obese and/or smoke.

What do you make of this?

Having worked alongside a colleague in Public Health last year on a project concerned with offender health, I have always thought it is an interesting subject and profession.  Sure, it's good to slim a few people down and also good to increase the numbers of ex-smokers, but I'm not sure what this will achieve.

Of course, journalism isn't always renowned for giving the whole story so it could be there's a vital bit of information missing......

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