Weight management services: insights into user experiences

Public Health England, June 2017

Public Health England commissioned Innovation Unit to carry out a study to understand the journeys and experiences of tier 2 and tier 3 weight management service users.  This report presents the findings of the study.

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Adult weight management: changing behaviour techniques

Public Health England, June 2017

These recommended behaviour change techniques are for use in weight management services, and are based on recommendations from NICE guidance and evidence from large systematic reviews.

This accompanies the guidance for commissioning and delivering tier 2 adult weight management services.

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Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet – England, 2016

HSCIC, May 2016

This statistical report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources.  The report is split into four sections covering; overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children; health outcomes, including health risks, hospital admissions and prescription drugs used for treatment of obesity; physical activity levels among adults and children and diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and drink and energy intake.

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Trajectory of body shape in early and middle life and all cause and cause specific mortality: results from two prospective US cohort studies

BMJ, 4 May 2016

This prospective cohort study aims to assess body shape trajectories in early and middle life in relation to risk of mortality.

The study finds that using the trajectory approach, heavy body shape from age 5 up to 50, especially the increase in middle life, was associated with higher mortality. In contrast, people who maintained a stably lean body shape had the lowest mortality. These results indicate the importance of weight management across the lifespan.

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Making Every Contact Count – Bulletin

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for practising MECC in your day-to-day encounters.  The section on smoking cessation includes a Cochrane review about interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence and what PHE says about e-cigarettes. There are peer-reviewed articles about different diets for weight loss and a study exploring alcohol intake and cancer risk, as well as articles on how to start a MECC conversation.

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Identification, assessment, and management of overweight and obesity: summary of updated NICE guidance

British Medical Journal, 27 November 2014

Newly available evidence on very low calorie diets and on the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in people with recent onset type 2 diabetes and a lack of clear guidance on follow-up after bariatric surgery have led to the need to revise the original National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline from 2006. This article summarises the most recent recommendations from NICE on managing overweight and obese patients.  

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