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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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    World Health Organisation. Obesity and Overweight—fact sheet no. 311.2017.

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    NHS England. Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet—England, April 2018.

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    NHS Commissioning Board. Clinical Commissioning Policy: Complex and Specialised Obesity Surgery. 2012; Ref: NHSCB/A05/P/a.

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    NHS England Specialised Commissioning. Commissioning Guidance to support devolution to CCGs of adult obesity services in 2016/17.

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    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Obesity: Identification, assessment and management—clinical guideline (CG189).

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    Report of the working group into: Joined up clinical pathways for obesity. Department of Health, April 2014.

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    Public Health England. National mapping of weight management services—Provision of tier 2 and tier 3 services in England, 2015.

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    The current landscape of obesity services: a report from the All-Parliamentary Group on Obesity, May 2018.

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  • Scott E, Cassidy R, Johnston K Capehorn M. Access to Tier 3 Obesity services in the UK—a postcode lottery? Poster presented at ECO 2018, Vienna. 2018

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83399-2_13

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