Pat Peacock comes in to the studio to talk about Beechwood Cancer Care’s Silver Wing Appeal, which has raised £120,000 for the charity this year. Plus Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG on the threat posed by obesity. And Jane and Simon round up the rest of the week’s headlines in the News Review.
With the Government proposing to remove benefits from people who refuse to lose weight, Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG speaks to Simon about the challenges obesity poses the NHS. Plus, former Greater Manchester FSB president Richard Greg on a report that just 4% of businesses in Greater Manchester think school leavers are being equipped with workplace skills. And with the start of the football season just days away, Sam Byrne of the Stockport Express comes in to the studio to discuss County’s chances.
IVF is a treatment which assists pregnancy in those who have infertility problems.
The NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group is currently consulting the public on proposed changes to the availability of IVF.
The proposals include allowing same-sex couples and single women, across Stockport, access to the procedure.
Under the Rainbow spoke to Vikki Owen-Smith, the group’s Clinical Director of Public Health.