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Sunday Mercury Says: Sickening Scheme

July 13, 2008

CHUBBY nurses are being used as guinea pigs by an American firm more interested in market research than patient care.

Staff at Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust are being offered gift vouchers for losing weight in a new programme funded by US health giant Humana.

But don’t be fooled by this seemingly noble cause. These staff are being exploited by a private company using the NHS as a testing ground for its money-making scheme.

These nurses should be caring for patients, not worrying about their waistlines.

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