The South West ASO Network has been established with the aim of strengthening links and networks between all health care professionals and academics in the South West of England who have an interest in the management of patients with obesity and are actively involved in the provision of obesity services. Through this network we hope to share different examples of practice locally, enabling the development of evidence based weight management services and shared resources along with creating a forum for the discussion of cases, research and policies.
Our intention is to hold one to two meetings annually at different centres across the south west. Attendance at these meetings is open to anyone with an interest in obesity, such as hospital consultants, GPs, dietitians, psychologists, nurses, other allied health care professionals and support workers and academics. The South West Network contacts are Dr Isabelle Douek (main contact), Dr Rhodri King, Professor Jon Pinkney and Beth Greenslade.
February 2018 - Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
- A patient perspective of the weight management journey - Maggie Clinton, Service User and Obesity Empowerment Network
- Obesity Empowerment Network UK - Maggie Clinton, Service User and Obesity Empowerment Network
- Weight management service evaluation: Hearing from the patient - Bronwen Royall, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Exeter
- Complex medical comorbidities - Rhodri King, Musgrove Park Hospital
- Integrating physiotherapy into a weight management services - Chris Baker, Senior physiotherapist NDDH
- Evolution of the South Devon Level 3 service: Using community venues and self-referral - Dr Amanda Stride, Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
- A psychology led weight management service - Dr Gail Bohin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Gloucester
- Integrating psychology and dietetics: Outcomes and experience of the Understanding Eating Habits group - Amy Bull, Specialist Dietitian
- Group based interventions - Sarah Hind, Practitioner lead Weight Management Service, Plymouth Livewell