• Synthesis of UK evidence based recommendations for adult obesity prevention and treatment for service improvement and implementation

      Bird, Lydia; Cross-Bardell, Laura; Ward, Derek; Kai, Joe; University of Derby (Academic Health Science Network, 2015-09)
      This is a synthesis of UK evidence-based recommendations for adult obesity prevention and treatment services, produced by the Why Weight East Midlands AHSN team. It is intended as a ‘user-friendly’ summary of existing multiple sets of, often overlapping, guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Public Health England (PHE) and other sources. This work has been produced in response to consultation with Local Authority, CCG and other public health stakeholders in the East Midlands in 2014-15, many of whom are newly tasked with commissioning, delivering and evaluating public health services in their localities. The aim of this synthesis is to help inform and facilitate service improvement, and the implementation of interventions based on best available evidence or practice. Links to sources and original references are provided in Appendix 1 for users to access further detail. A Why Weight Checklist has also been developed as part of this synthesis (Appendix 2). This is intended to enable users to easily assess ‘where they are at’ or may need to be supporting health improvement in their locale.