Yes, Clearly, The Most Pressing Issue For The NHS…

The NHS needs to play its part in the fight against obesity by…

Oh, this’ll be good… *popcorn*

banning fast-food outlets such as McDonald’s and Burger King from hospitals, MPs have said.

OK. We’ll do that when the HoC catering service goes vegan and teetotal, yes? Lead by example.

In a report on the impact of physical activity and diet on health, the committee endorses the view of Prof Theresa Marteau, an expert in public health at Cambridge University, that hospitals are being negligent by allowing such firms to operate in places that promote good health.

If they ‘promote good health’ how come they are often MRSA-ridden death factories happy to starve your granny to death?

Isn’t that negligence?

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and British Medical Association, both of which represent doctors, back a ban. Aseem Malhotra, a cardiologist who is a consultant clinical associate to the academy and also the science director of the campaign group Action on Sugar, said: “It is nothing short of obscene that the very institutions that are supposed to be setting an example of good health, our hospitals, have become a branding opportunity for the junk food industry.

“It is perhaps not surprising that 50% of the NHS 1.4 million employees are themselves overweight or obese. Banning the sale of junk food in hospitals is long overdue.”

Ah, Aseem Malhotra, we can trust him, he’s a doctor

The report urges doctors, especially GPs, to use consultations to talk about patients’ weight, and calls for “a co-ordinated government-wide programme to tackle poor diet and physical inactivity”, led by the prime minister.

Coming soon: Calisthenics with David Cameron. Every Monday. On a TV set you can’t turn off…

6 comments for “Yes, Clearly, The Most Pressing Issue For The NHS…

  1. March 30, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Well said there. Re your Cameron’s Calisthenics comment, it could be worse than that it could be ‘Celebrate Diversity hour with Ed Miliband’ every hour of the day on a TV you can’t turn off, or does that already exist under another name, the BBC?

    • April 3, 2015 at 6:29 am

      They’ve probably got a hugely expensive digital channel reserved for it!

  2. March 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    If they ‘promote good health’ how come they are often MRSA-ridden death factories happy to starve your granny to death?


  3. Oswald Thake
    March 31, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    When, oh when, are we going to drag them out and hang them?

    • April 3, 2015 at 6:30 am

      Seems the worst we can do is harangue them about homelessness on national TV before bein g dragged away by security…

  4. John H
    April 8, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Very funny, after the last op I had I was told by the surgeon to eat lots of protein so the wound would heal quickly, egs and bacon for breakfast !!!!! How could I get that in one of these trendy veggies places that no doubt will replace the KFC and Costa’s.

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