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 staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.