In a groundbreaking measure, the NHS is looking into reducing the sales of sugary drinks in hospitals. There is a consultation currently underway that will last for 10 weeks and will determine the feasibility of banning sugar-rich drinks in NHS hospitals.
Obesity among NHS staff
Obesity is a problem among NHS staff, as it is for all areas of the workforce across the UK and many other western countries. Over 700,000 staff in the NHS are overweight or obese, which is a serious health concern. This