Obesity is a Special Interest programme.



Professor Rachel Batterham explores whether there is 'fat prejudice' against obese patients within parts of the NHS that is stopping them accessing a potentially cost-effective surgery, even when recent scientific research supports it. She meets several NHS patients who say they were made to feel 'not worthy' and were denied life-changing bariatric surgery and other routine operations. She also speaks to others who have tried to use the NHS weight management services, with one admitting it actually made her gain two stone. Professor Batterham also meets patients who are successfully using the diet and lifestyle programme Tier 3 services, which the NHS require them to do for two whole years before being considered for surgery. Could weight-loss surgery actually be a more cost-effective method of treatment for the NHS?

Genre: Special Interest

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Obesity next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 May 6th, 12:50am and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland May 6th, 12:50am. See more...