18 Sep 2020
The Obesity Prevention Programme Team, NHS England and NHS Improvement published a discussion paper on the commissioning of digital weight management services. They stated that;
"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 more detailed discussions with you on implementation as the work progresses.
"The Government also recently committed as part of the obesity strategy that ‘weight management services will be expanded so more people can get the support they need to lose weight’. This commitment may expand the scope of the services being developed currently."
The BDA Obesity and Public Health Specialist Groups considered the discussion paper and provided detailed feedback. You can read the full discussion paper and responses by downloading the attached Pdf.