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.
Gallagher, J. (2014). Weight loss: NHS backs ‘lose a little, keep it off’ plans. London: BBC Health News, May 28th 2014.
This relates to:
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:
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).
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:
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.
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:
Gallagher, J. (2014). More weight loss operations for diabetes. London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2014.
This relates to:
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.