Providing effective weight management services for obese patients
Obesity is the most common problem in the UK and impacts around 1 in every 4 adults. As the public health practitioner embedded within its community, the local pharmacy, is an ideal setting through which services that tackle obesity can be commissioned.
Come and share in the discussion with public health expert Helga Mangion on how community pharmacists and their teams can be involved in the support and management of this growing epidemic. As well her role as policy manager at the NPA, Helga has held advisory roles where she has worked with GPs to improve the public health agenda and commissioning strategy in line with local population needs. This included leading the production and commissioning of the first ever Obesity service through GPs and Community Pharmacies.