All just sitting there getting fatter and fatter until one of them has a heart attack and then demands a gastric band op on the NHS, followed by the rest of them. [/quote
They will never get any type of bariatric surgery on the NHS. One of the main conditions of surgery is that you are able to lose weight by controlling your food intake. They usually give you a target to lose something like 20 kilos in two months. If they can't, they won't be considered for surgery. The second equally important condition is that they pass the psychological evaluation which they won't, based on their history so far.
For any overweight person out there thinking of bariatric surgery on the NHS, it is not as easy as you think and weight loss surgery can and will fail if you are not prepared to change your ways radically. The consultants won't put anyone's life at risk (and every surgery carries risks) unless they are convinced the benefits outweigh the risks and that the patient will benefit from surgery long term. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have.