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Recommendations for Commissioning

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight :: Obesity :: Recommendations for Commissioning


• In line with NICE recommendations CCG to commission a tier 3 children's weight management service.
• All Medway Council and Medway CCG contracts to take obesity into account where appropriate, embedding a minimum of one KPI related to obesity (e.g. healthy catering, active travel, etc.
• Follow standard evaluation frameworks in all interventions and allocate a budget for evaluation.
• The NHS and local authority should act as exemplars in promoting healthy food and drink in their venues by adopting the Government Food Buying Standards in all food related contracts.
• As per NICE guidance all health and social care professionals should receive training on how to raise obesity related issues, and assess, discuss and take appropriate action on weight management with clients.
• All health and social care professionals should make every contact count by routinely advising on obesity related issues, including GP staff, midwives, health visitors, and school nurses.
• STP Local Maternity System weight management working group to create specialist midwifery provision to support women above a healthy weight.