From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
So new research suggests. Private businesses must take at least as much responsibility for this state of affairs as Tory politicians.
Excessive consumption is linked to a broad range of problems, but our current consultation asks important questions to help us reach the right response.
I was able to lose weight because I finally found a way to overcome the problems that plagued me since childhood.
We need to allocate funds from the Sports Premium and the Sugar Tax to open up school sports facilities and playing fields.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
Enforcing a pre-watershed ban is an important step towards the sort of cultural change we need for a healthier population.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.
The relief that obese people afford public services by dying early is almost never acknowledged in the health economics literature.
It doesn’t read like a strategy at all, and I’m doubtful that it will achieve anything.
This is about encouraging industry to reduce sugar content, improve school sport and empower parents, not abolish individual responsibility.
Now that Osborne has gone, so too should this un-conservative levy.
Blame is an essential part of individual responsibility. Absolving overweight citizens of their agency enables poor behaviour – and mandates disabling legislation.
By compelling us to extend our lives, the public health lobby is priming the real time bomb beneath the NHS: our ageing population.