Around 1,000 NHS workers have been injured while caring for obese patients over the last five years, Freedom of Information data shows.

One nurse was signed off with neck, back and shoulder pain after having to hold a patient’s breasts during an ultrasound, The Sun newspaper reported.

Another worker’s cheek was bruised while washing the stomach of a 42st patient.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.