Oakenhurst Medical Practice

Oakenhurst Medical Practice, Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AX

Obesity and Covid-19

There has been evidence of the risk of Covid-19 being more severe in those with obesity. The risk of requiring intensive care support and dying is sadly high in this group.

In view of this the Government has launched a campaign to address this issue.

Dr Zuber Patel at the practice has an interest in Obesity Management and would be happy to assist those who wish to address this. At this moment in time, we are minimising footfall to the practice and hence this service will be done remotely.

We will be uploading a document soon with information on how this programme will be rolled out and support that will be offered.