Obesity services: how best to develop a coherent way forward.

  title={Obesity services: how best to develop a coherent way forward.},
  author={Julian H. Barth and M. O'Kane},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={84 3},
Obesity now affects 25% of the UK population. This volume of patients cannot be managed by current NHS services. It really needs a public health approach which encourages an environment where it is easier for the public to take healthy rather than unhealthy actions. However, there remain substantial numbers of patients who will benefit from medical intervention. This needs a joined-up service which extends from a healthy environment, linking gyms, weight loss groups, community cooking lessons… CONTINUE READING

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