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Taking the Government shilling? Expect to be nannied to hell.

More obesity bollocks from the WHO and this time the million employed by the bloated (no pun intended) NHS are public enemy number one as they are too fat to tell other people they are also too fat :

The report goes on to point out that as much as 60 per cent of the NHS workforce of 1.2million weighs too much, making them nervous about telling patients they are obese.

“An individual’s weight status is immediately visible thus making it impossible for many frontline staff who are themselves overweight to pretend that they have the balance of ‘energy in and energy out’ within their own lives.”

One of the “high impact changes” to reduce child obesity proposed by the report is for NHS staff themselves to lose weight.

It describes this as a “win-win-win” scenario, since healthier doctors and nurses would mean lower costs to the NHS in terms of obesity-related illness; improved productivity in hospitals and surgeries through fewer sick days being taken; and better role models for their families, friends and patients.

The report suggests that NHS workplaces should remove vending machines selling junk food or encourage staff to cycle or walk to work.

It also says that having a healthy weight and lifestyle should be seen as just as important to those providing services for children as health and safety and child protection.

The last line there is an open invitation to the government to interfere and probe all the more. Expect shroud waving and calls of “somethign must be done” to expand faster than a McDonalds addicts waistline.

I have to admit here though that on my return from Estonia a few weeks ago I was surprised by how fat everyone looked after only two weeks of 100% white, slim people. It was definitely a car crash change of scenery that registered with me for several days.

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2 comments to Taking the Government shilling? Expect to be nannied to hell.

  • “It describes this as a “win-win-win” scenario, since healthier doctors and nurses would mean lower costs to the NHS in terms of obesity-related illness…”

    Huh? WTF is an ‘obesity related illness’? Just how huge are they in the NHS?
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