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Tackling Obesity: Commissioning for Outcomes

29 June 2011
28 Portland Place, W1B 1LY

With the uncertainties of the NHS and public health reforms, this conference will explore issues around commissioning services and interventions to tackle obesity. There is now no doubt that outcomes will be an essential aspect of the
commissioning process ? but what are good outcomes from an obesity intervention?

Speakers will look at evidence of effectiveness within the context of the organisational changes which are currently underway. Experience from those on the ground who have been commissioning and providing services to help the fight against obesity will be shared.

Who should attend?
This conference will be of interest to those involved in procuring or providing services and interventions which help people towards a healthier weight. Specifically those working in public health, primary care and the leisure sector would find this meeting both practical and helpful in planning future strategies to tackle obesity in their localities.

Chaired by Dr Fiona Sim, Vice Chair, RSPH

Speakers include:
Tackling Obesity: the challenges of evidence and the role of evaluation
Dr Harry Rutter, Director, National Obesity Observatory
NICE ? Past, Present and Future
Dr Gillian Leng, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Evidence, Deputy Chief Executive NICE
What works to treat obesity in primary care?
Dr Susan Jebb, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge
The Economic Aspects of Obesity
Professor Klim McPherson, University of Oxford
Tackling the Obesity Epidemic: What should GPs be commissioning
Professor Chris Drinkwater CBE, President and Public Health Lead for the NHS Alliance
The Local Authority role in tackling obesity
Dr John Middleton, DPH Sandwell and Vice President UK Faculty of Public Health

Interactive workshops
Lighten up ? case study
Jane Beach ,Public Health Nurse Consultant, South Birmingham PCT
Tackling obesity in men
David Wilkins, Policy and Projects Officer, Men?s Health Forum
Chaired by Dr Fiona Sim, Vice Chair, RSPH

For more information see the RSPH website.

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