Chief Executive NHS Scotland
United Kingdom

The NHS in Scotland has decided to stop offering funding for gastric surgery and opted to put the money into weight management courses instead.

Statistics prove that weight management courses alone are successful long term less than 5% of the time and the only sure way to treat the rapidly growing problem of obesity is to follow these courses with gastric surgery, where appropriate.

Help us to bring some of our hard earned money back to services that actually solve the health issues of obese people and not just tell us that willpower and exercise can magically cure this eating disorder.

We, the undersigned, call on the NHS to allocate more funds to gastric procedures and bring back direct GP referrals for surgery for the obese and support us to change our health and lives forever!

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The SOGS Supporters of Gastric Surgery petition to Chief Executive NHS Scotland was written by Glenda Shields and is in the category Health at GoPetition.