Blame fat kids for NHS crisis says ex-surgeon & shadow health secretary

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‘The NHS is in crisis and fat kids are to blame, a leading doctor warned, adding that the “grotesque” modern diet is placing needless pressure on the nation’s health service.

One-time professor of surgery at Guy’s Hospital London, Lord McColl of Dulwich, told the House of Lords that young people and their bad eating habits had more to answer for than the elderly when it came to a strained NHS.

His speech followed the shocking revelation that, on average, Accident & Emergency patients in England waited up to four hours for treatment over the last month – the service’s worst figures in more than a decade – while patients had to wait more than two months to begin cancer treatment after receiving an urgent referral.’

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