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One in four of the nation's nurses is obese, a new study suggests. With almost half of English nurses over the age of 45, this "poses a likely future burden of ill health for the healthcare workforce", researchers said. Experts said the figures were "deeply worrying". Meanwhile, one in three…
Eating disorder patients in England are being sent to Scotland by the NHS because of bed shortages, it has been reported. Most of the patients are said to be teenagers and young adults who have been transferred hundreds of miles from home into residential care units in Glasgow and Edinburgh.…
Sugary drinks could be banned from hospitals in England under new plans to tackle the rising number of overweight NHS staff. NHS England is consulting on whether to prohibit the sales of beverages with added sugar in hospitals. As well as cans of pop, this could also include a ban…
Councils say they plan to spend less money fighting obesity. Figures from the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, show they are forecast to spend £127 million in 2016/17 - down from their estimated spend of £140 million in 2015/16. In 2014/15, councils spent £126 million,…
Researchers from Ulster University and National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway have been awarded €295,000 to develop a weight management model for young adults with intellectual disabilities. It aims to decrease illness associated with obesity and empower these young adults to take control of their own health and wellbeing. The…
Ten areas across England have been picked to become "healthy towns" in a bid to tackle the nation's obesity crisis. NHS England has outlined plans to help create the new communities, which will be focused on "healthy living". The health service will have a role in planning the new towns,…
London South Bank University (LSBU) has accredited and helped develop three innovative new online courses in Obesity Care and Management, including the UK’s first completely online Masters degree in the field. The courses are being delivered by the College of Contemporary Health (CCH), which has been pioneering online university-level obesity…
The nursing union has warned of an "escalating health crisis" among children due to a lack of school nurses. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said school nurses have a unique opportunity to help improve some of the key issues facing children's health - particularly the huge problem of obesity…
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