Obesity is one of the biggest health crises the country faces and with recent evidence showing a link between obesity and an increased risk from COVID-19, it’s never been more important to tackle the issue.
Almost two-thirds (63%) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity – and 1 in 3 children leave primary school overweight or obese, with obesity-related illnesses costing the NHS £6 billion a year.
Off the back of the launch of the national Better Health campaign, led by Public Health England, in Oldham a series of Weight Management Webinars have been arranged and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a weight issue yourself, work in the heath and care sector, look after someone with a weight issue or are just interested in the subject. These are in partnership with NHS Oldham CCG, South Chadderton Health Centre and ABL Health.
The first virtual webinar will take place on Friday 7 August from 2pm – 3pm.
- Discussion around weight management – overcoming barriers to weight loss, sensible food choices and how to become more active
- Services available – encouraging lifestyle changes, not a short term diet
- Support mechanisms available to the people of Oldham – minimum of six month’s support
If you are interested in joining the webinar, please email the practice at Oldccg.firstname.lastname@example.org and they will reply with all the details you need to be part.