Recent findings: Evidence for Tier 2 (community-based lifestyle intervention) and Tier 3 (specialist weight management services) is limited and how it facilitates care and improve outcomes in Tier 4 remain uncertain. Treatment access, rigidity in pathways, uncertain treatment outcomes and weight stigma seems to be major barriers to improved care.
Summary: More emphasis must be placed on access to effective treatments, treatment flexibility, addressing stigma and ensuring treatment efficacy including long-term health outcomes. Prevention and treatment should both receive significant focus though should be considered as largely separate pathways. A simplified system for weight management is needed to allow flexibility and the delivery of personalised care including post bariatric surgery care for those who need it.
- Clinical pathways
- Integrated pathway
- Medical management
- Obesity management
- Tier 2
- Tier 3
- Tier 4
- Weight management
- Norwich Medical School - Consultant Clinical Associate Professor
- Norwich Institute for Healthy Aging - Member
- Nutrition and Preventive Medicine - Member
- Public Health and Health Services Research - Member
Person: Research Group Member, Research Centre Member, Academic, Teaching & Research