News in brief: A booklet to help improve diet and health

A booklet entitled 'Want to Lose Weight?' has been produced by charity Developing Patient Partnerships for surgeries to hand out to patients. The booklet features practical steps to improve diet and exercise. Devon GP Dr Beth McCarron-Nash said: 'Obesity has a major impact on practice workload and something as motivational and appealing as this booklet is guaranteed to be really popular with patients who need to lose weight.' More details at

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