Overweight doctors and nurses "should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients"


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Overweight doctors and nurses 'should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients'Fat NHS staff lose their credibility when giving health advice to patientsDoctors and nurses should be offered to have their stomachs stapled as well as dietary advice on the NHS | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 30 December 2012 Doctors and nurses who suffer from weight problems should be offered gastric surgery in order to retain credibility with patients on weight loss treatments, a report will say. Overweight NHS staff ought to be given dietary advice and counselling as well as stomach stapling operations as they are setting a bad example for patients, the Royal College of Physicians said. Over half of medical staff within NHS organisations are likely to be overweight, in accordance with statistics for the British population

Almost 1,000 doctors found guilty of crimes including possession of child porn and drug trafficking have been allowed to keep their jobs


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Nearly 1,000 doctors could still be practising despite convictions for possessing child porn and drug trafficking Medical bosses cannot ban some doctors because it could breach their human rights | UPDATED: 21:44 GMT, 28 December 2012 Conviction: Dr Benjamin Obukofe (left) was convicted of two sexual assaults Hundreds of doctors convicted of serious crimes – including obtaining indecent images of children – have been allowed to continue to practise, it has emerged. A total of 927 have kept their jobs despite being found guilty of offences including trafficking drugs, kerb crawling and causing death by dangerous driving. And thousands of patients have been kept in the dark about their doctor’s serious convictions