National news

This page includes links to stories and features from the UK’s national media that talk about MEND and the different work we do.

Daily Mail (24-08-2012)

NHS weight-loss surgery now costs us £85m a year

MEND's co founder Paul Sacher comments on the dramatic rise in gastric band surgery taking place in England.

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Daily Star (24-08-2012)

Fat op frenzy swamps NHS

MEND's co founder Paul Sacher comments on the dramatic rise in gastric band surgery taking place in England.

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Daily Mirror (24-08-2012)

Fat ops costing the NHS £90m a year

MEND's co founder Paul Sacher comments on the dramatic rise in gastric band surgery taking place in England.

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MSN news (24-08-2012)

Huge rise in gastric bypass ops

 

The Times (24-08-2012)

Huge rise in operations to achieve drastic weight loss

MEND's co founder Paul Sacher comments on the dramatic rise in gastric band surgery taking place in England.

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epolitix.com (24-08-2012)

Unhealthy behaviour persists among poorest

MEND responds to The Kings Fund report which finds that while public health initiatives are helpful, they're failing to have an impact among the poorest in society.

 

Radio 5 Live (23-08-2012)

Shelagh Fogarty show

Listen 1hr 45 mins in to hear MEND's Chief Executive Harry MacMillan discuss the huge rise in the no. of gastric band ops taking place in England

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BBC London 94.9 (23-08-2012)

Drivetime show

Listen 50 mins in to hear MEND's Chief Executive Harry MacMillan discuss the huge rise in the no. of gastric band ops taking place in England

 

At Home magazine (16-08-2012)

The big issues

A feature on obesity with Dr Chris Steele which includes an interview with aMEND case study family that went on the programme last year and have become fitter and healthier - in fact 14 yr old Alice from Bolton recently took part in an Ironkids competition where she ran 2.2k having given up on sport completely before going on MEND. This piece also includes links to MEND's website and our freephone number.

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

BBC Radio 4 (16-08-2012)

Childhood obesity

MEND are mentioned in this report on childhood obesity. The programme discusses whether obese children should be taken into care and talks to a MEND case-study family.

 

The Sun (09-08-2012)

The supersize school uniorm

Retailers say that 20 years ago almost all ten year old boys would wear a 30in blazer and 34in trouser but 54in blazers and 42in trousers are now being stocked in schoolwear shops around the UK. MEND's co-founder Paul Sacher gives his view on this.

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Which conversation (05-07-2012)

Isn't it time we did something about childhood obesity?

It's NCOW and MEND is raising awareness about being overweight in childhood - MEND'S co founder Paul Sacher explores possible solutions.

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Boots Web MD (03-07-2012)

Parents fear 'weight talk' will lead to eating disorder

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Daily Mirror (03-07-2012)

Beating the bulge

Three great MEND case study families discuss their personal experience of bringing up the subject of weight with their children plus the positive action they took by going on MEND - and the benefits they've experienced since going on the programme. This piece includes MEND's website and freephone details.

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Yahoo Lifestyle UK (03-07-2012)

How to discuss weight with your child

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