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Sad news: Iris Mcmillan

We are sad to announce that Iris Mcmillan, OEN UK champion, passed away on 26th February 2020. Iris, a former solicitor, served on numerous government and health sectors committees. She fought for people affected by overweight and obesity to have appropriate treatment and for recognition of the detrimental effects of weight stigma. She will be sadly missed.

Talking sensitively about weight

Professor Rachel Batterham, Chair of OEN and Nadya Isack were invited to speak at an event at the RCP on March 10th 2020 that was attended by about 80 people from Camden CCG. The aim was to encourage all healthcare and social care professionals to be able to talk sensitively about weight. Dr Batterham presented an overview of the causes of obesity whilst Nadya Isack, OEN Champion eloquently shared her experience of living with obesity and the stigma that she has faced.

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