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GP Journal Club 28th February 2016 – Bariatric surgery in the NHS

Paper: Douglas IJ, Bhaskaran K, Batterham RL, Smeeth L. Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec 22;12(12):e1001925. Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1001925 Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP and is chairing the next #gpjc. @Dr_A_Rashid Obesity is a public health issue and not a general practice one. Right? I’ve recently had the good fortune to have talked about obesity with two wise and experienced GPs who held quite differing opinions on this. Although they were both in agreement that it is a serious and growing problem, one felt it was predominantly a social problem with solutions in policy and government whilst the other thought it a more clinical problem with solutions in the consultation room and NHS more broadly. Although the social causes of obesity are unquestionable and the need for policy change is clear, the already alarming rates of obesity and related diseases mean that we probably need solutions across the spectrum. Weight loss surgery is a concept that often divides opinion amongst clinicians and patients alike. However, it has become an important aspect of obesity management in recent years and is now an established discipline across various specialist centres in the UK. Although the results...

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GP Journal Club – Sunday 28th February 2016 at 20:00 GMT

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the PLOS Medicine article: Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care by Douglas et al. You can download it here. The next #gpjc live chat will be on Sun 28th Feb at 20:00GMT. This is the paper for discussion: https://t.co/JbJdRRtsOL @euan_lawson — GPjournalclub (@GPjournalclub) January 25,...

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