The current landscape of obesity services: a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity, May 2018

Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity which calls for:

  • Development of an obesity strategy for children and adults involving all stakeholders  to strengthen existing services and replicate best practice across the country.
  • Obesity/weight management training should be introduced into medical school syllabuses to ensure GPs and other healthcare practitioners feel able and comfortable to raise and discuss a person’s weight, without any stigma or discrimination.
  • 9pm watershed on advertising of food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt to protect children during family viewing time.
  • Government should lead or support efforts by the clinical community to investigate whether obesity should be classified as a disease in the UK, and what this would mean for the NHS and other services.
  • Calls on Government to commission or support the development of a thorough, peer-reviewed cost benefit analysis of earlier intervention and treatment of patients with obesity.

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