NICE Guidance on Obesity and Physical Activity (BBC News / NICE / NHS Choices)

Summary

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England advise people to lose a little weight and keep it off over time.

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Reference

Gallagher, J. (2014). Weight loss: NHS backs ‘lose a little, keep it off’ plans. London: BBC Health News, May 28th 2014.

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Realistic weight loss goals better than quick fixes. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), May 28th 2014.

This topic is explored further by an NHS Choices Behind the Headlines analysis:

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NICE: ‘Obese should be prescribed slimming clubs’. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, May 28th 2014.

Overweight and Obese Adults: Lifestyle Weight Management (PH53)

A link is supplied below to the full guideline on multi-component lifestyle weight management services for adults who are overweight or obese.

Note: This guideline replaces Section 1.1.7 of Obesity, NICE Clinical Guideline (No. CG43) (2006).

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Reference

Public health guidance, PH53. Overweight and obese adults – lifestyle weight management: guidance. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), May 2014.

NICE Care Pathway

There is an accompanying NICE Care Pathway:

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Lifestyle weight management services for overweight or obese adults. NICE Pathways. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, updated May 2014.

Possibly of Interest

A survey by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy suggests that many employees work through their lunch hour. This survey marks the society’s annual Workout at Work Day.

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Employers urged to encourage lunch breaks for staff. London: BBC Health News, June 6th 2014.

NHS-Funded Bariatric Surgery

About 10% of the NHS budget is spent on diabetes. NICE has proposed greater use of weight loss surgery in England to help reduce the epidemic of type 2 diabetes:

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Gallagher, J. (2014). More weight loss operations for diabetes. London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2014.

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Identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults. Partial update of CG43. Draft for Consultation. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, July 2014.

This draft guideline is available for consultation until August 8th 2014.

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