AGM - Committee Members Appointments

2014 National Meeting - two posts are being advertised for election to the Committee. Chair of Trustees Secretary to board of Trustees Physical meetings are held approximately every two months at a central national location. Telephone conferences are held every fortnight as requi...

WLSinfo 2014 AGM

This years theme is - TOOLS FOR MAINTENANCE WLSinfo 2014 AGM Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport17th and 18th October 2014 The AGM is a great chance to meet with people from all over the country who have had weight loss surgery.  It doesn't matter if you are pre-op or 10 years pl...

WLSinfo member loses 16 stones & climbs Snowdon

It's always heartwarming and inspiring to hear success stories from our members and Linda's story is no exception. A holiday that wasn't what she hoped for, was the catalyst that saw Linda undergo weight loss surgey. This reulted the loss of 16 stones and the discovery that she r...

Halve Daily Sugar quota – government recommendations

UK government scientists have today reviewed the guidelines about the amount of sugar that should be consumed per day. This was endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – who also stated that only 5% of daily calories should come from sugar.At present the recommended amoun...

Tesco moving checkout sweets will offer more healthy choices

In a move announced today, Tesco is moving sweets from its checkout areas in its smaller stores. This completes the steps first taken in larger stores in as long as 20 years ago.  The move has been welcomed by Public Health minister Jane Ellison. Read the full new story on the BB...

Obesity surgery criteria stricter in Wales than England

People in Wales needing bariatric surgery to help lose weight have to meet stricter criteria than patients in England, a report has found. There are around 7,000 patients in Wales who could benefit from surgery but they have to meet a stricter set of guidelines than recommended.I...

Formal Notice of WLSinfo Annual General Meeting

September 20, 2013 Formal Notice of WLSinfo Annual General Meeting   Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport Saturday 12th October 10.15am   Here is the formal notice of the above meeting. Agenda items. Chairman’s Report Treasurers Report WLSinfo Internet presence Membership position...

Invitation to Participate in Research Study

What is this study about? There is very little research done on obese men’s experience with food who are placed on a waiting list for weight loss surgery. This would be a chance for you to have your voice heard in a safe, confidential environment and will help us gain further kno...

Developing Commissioning Guidance for Reconstructive Surgery

Chaired by Mr Mark Soldin, Consultant Plastic Surgeon. A group has been formed to examine the development of commissioning guidance on reconstructive work following bariatric surgery, and breast reuction surgery (with or without weight loss). The purpose of this work will be to d...