Prevent and Treat obesity: the UK APPG Top Ten

Prevent and Treat obesity: the UK APPG Top Ten

EASO is pleased to support the UK Obesity All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) “top 10” list for inclusion in Government plans to prevent and treat obesity, which includes a whole system approach to addressing this chronic disease. We encourage the UK government to support these measures. It’s time to treat obesity seriously.

  1. Implementation of the strongest possible versions of proposals in the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 and Prevention Green Paper
  2. Guide people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families through public information campaigns and support
  3. Whole systems thinking
  4. Plans should be scrutinised by patient experts and weight management services users
  5. Draw on the learnings from previous policy initiatives
  6. Ensure accountability for delivery
  7. Education for health and care professionals
  8. Incentivising GPs to discuss weight management and treat if medically necessary:
  9. Equitable access to weight management services
  10. Increase availability of bariatric surgery

For more information and to join the APPG mailing list please contact [email protected]

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