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This tool is designed to help public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned weight management interventions. It will be useful to commissioners who wish to compare the costs of an intervention with potential healthcare savings it may produce. You can access the resource by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1m5viDm

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on the use of body mass index (BMI) as a signal for preventive action against long-term medical conditions. The focus is on people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups (for a definition see 'Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK '). It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards.

This briefing will complement advice in NICE's local government briefing on NHS health checks, due to be published in February 2014.

You can viewe this resource by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1dOdism

Public health guidance, PH46 - Issued: July 2013 (revised 2014)

This guidance aimed to determine whether lower cut-off points should be used for black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK as a trigger for lifestyle interventions to prevent conditions such as diabetes, myocardial infarction or stroke.

It is aimed at commissioners, managers and practitioners with public health as part of their remit working within local authorities, the NHS and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors,

The evidence confirms that these groups are at an equivalent risk of diabetes, other health conditions or mortality at a lower BMI than the white European population. But it was not sufficient to make recommendations on the use of new BMI and waist circumference thresholds to classify whether members of these groups are overweight or obese. There was also insufficient evidence to make recommendations on the full range of health conditions considered, or all-cause mortality (most of the evidence came from diabetes studies).

As a result, this guidance supports previously published NICE recommendations on diabetes prevention and extends them to black African and African-Caribbean groups. It also highlights recommendations from NICE and other sources in relation to awareness raising, BMI measurement and thresholds that can be used as a trigger for intervening.

The guidance can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byID&o=14201

 

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on the use of body mass index (BMI) as a signal for preventive action against long-term medical conditions. The focus is on people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups (for a definition see 'Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK '). It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards. The guidance can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here: bit.ly/1dOdism

This evidence briefing examines the economic costs of physical inactivity (sedentary behaviour) in relation to:

  • Cardiovascular Disease - CHD & Stroke
  • Cancer - Bowel & Breast Cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Falls

Whilst this report is brief, it provides a snapshot of costs and is a good starting point for any commissioning activity related to above topics

This guidance makes recommendations on lifestyle weight management (sometimes called tier 2) services for overweight and obese children and young people aged under 18. These services are just one part of a comprehensive approach to preventing and treating obesity. The recommendations are for commissioners in local authorities and the NHS and providers of community-based services that take a ‘lifestyle’ approach to helping overweight or obese children and young people manage their weight. They are also for health professionals and people working with children and young people as well as members of the public.

The recommendations cover:

  • planning services
  • commissioning programmes
  • core components of lifestyle weight management programmes
  • developing a tailored programme plan to meet individual needs
  • encouraging adherence
  • raising awareness of programmes
  • formal referrals to programmes
  • providing ongoing support
  • programme staff: training, knowledge and skills
  • training in how to make programme referrals
  • supporting programme staff and those making programme referrals
  • monitoring and evaluating programmes.

To view this resource please click here: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH47

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Adult Obesity. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in decision making.

Please use the contents options to navigate the document, and then click on the title of any document that is of relevance.

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Childhood Obesity It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in decision making.

Please use the contents options to navigate the document, and then click on the title of any document that is of relevance.

Public Health England presents a collection of Obesity (Adults) related data from a variety of resources covering a variety of population levels. To view this resource please click here: http://bit.ly/18CokxL

Other Bolton’s Health Matters Knowledge Hub resources that may be relevant:

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