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Commissioning of Weight Management Services

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For many years we have had messages from Public Health England, Sir Simon Stevens (Head of NHS England), successive Government representatives, and obesity experts, who have all been telling us of the need to prioritise obesity in the face of a public health epidemic. Numerous changes have been made over the years, to the commissioning of weight management services, to address this however, there is now evidence that instead of tier 3 provisions becoming more widespread and comprehensive, it remains variable and show signs of decreasing, with some areas facing the threat of decommissioning established weight management services.

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Capehorn, M.S. (2022). Commissioning of Weight Management Services. In: Haslam, D., Malhotra, A., Capehorn, M.S. (eds) Bariatric Surgery in Clinical Practice. In Clinical Practice. Springer, Cham.

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