Belinda Clayton
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County Durham woman denied weight loss service

A woman from County Durham who is "desperate" to lose weight has been denied access to a health service diet scheme.

Belinda Clayton from Binchester weighs 16 stone (101.6kg), but says she was "astonished" to be told her body mass index was too high for her to use the service.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust said the scheme has "very clear" inclusion and exclusion criteria to ensure it supports the "most appropriate" people.

  • 01 Oct 2012