Just been watching the local news and there was a story about a woman wanting a gastric band on the NHS. The local hospital has said no because she doesn't meet their criteria for the op (she isn't heavy enough & doesn't have a serious illness such as diabetes due to her weight). The silly woman has said that she's prepared to increase her weight from 15stone 6lbs to 21stone to meet the criteria! I don't blame the hospital for refusing her!!! Can't believe the TV news were taking her seriously.