Letters Patient thinking on weight loss

RCGP nutrition group aims at helping GPs talk to patients about weight issues

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h710 (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h710
  1. Rachel Pryke, general practitioner1
  1. 1Winyates Health Centre, Redditch B98 0NR, UK
  1. rachelgpryke{at}btinternet.com

Thank you, Emma Lewis, for reminding us of the need to improve the way doctors discuss sensitive health issues.1 Rather than providing an excuse for doctors to say less about weight, Emma’s words encourage us to learn better ways of discussing things—of finding ways to be relevant, constructive, and supportive. Those of us in …

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