Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity have launched Health First, the childhood obesity framing toolkit. View the toolkit for guidance on how to talk about childhood obesity and inequality in your communications. Find out more here
Our UK Congress on Obesity is a key part of the year for many of us. In light of the impacts of COVID-19, please answer our three quick questions and have your say about how UKCO should be conducted in 2021.
ASO has joined more than 50 public health directors, sector experts and healthcare professionals in signing a letter to Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock calling on Government to allocate additional funding to the Healthy Start scheme which supports low-income families. The letter urges government to increase the value of the voucher to £4.25 a week. The value of Healthy Start vouchers … Continued
NICE has recommended a new treatment option for those adults managing obesity and non-diabetic hyperglycaemia alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. Liraglutide (also known as Saxenda) will be offered to adults with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia who have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 35 kg per m2 and have a high risk of … Continued
ASO will be presenting a new webinar on 29 October focusing on targeting obesity to treat type 2 diabetes. Join us at 6pm on Thursday 29 October. Visit our webinar web page for more information and to register for free.
Along with many other organisations, ASO signed a joint statement to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Health, and the interim leadership of Public Health England, raising serious concerns about the reorganisation of public health now underway. This follows recent announcements that PHE will cease to exist by April next year and be … Continued
Public Health England, in early September, issued guidelines for the calorie reduction programme, along with updated salt reduction targets, as an ongoing commitment to the reformulation programme. The programme is set to run until 2024 and, like sugar reduction, is a voluntary programme. Please find links to the following reduction and reformulation documents: Calorie reduction: … Continued
ASO’s East of England Regional Network will be presenting a new webinar on 23 September focusing on weight management and mental wellbeing. Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 23 September. Visit our webinar web page for more information and to register for free.
The Obesity Prevention Programme Team, NHS England and NHS Improvement requests your feedback: To meet our NHS Long Term Plan commitment on obesity we have been rapidly developing proposals for nationally commissioned NHS digital weight management services. We are soliciting views on these proposals before launching a procurement later this month, and look forward to … Continued
In collaboration with Leeds Beckett University, Leeds University and University College London, the Obesity and Healthy Weight team, PHE have published a report on supporting weight management services during the COVID-19 pandemic (phase I). This rapid research explores with service providers, commissioners and users how weight management services have adapted in response to the pandemic … Continued