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Report clarifies who is responsible for obesity services in England

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2180 (Published 17 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2180
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A joint report has set out who should be responsible for commissioning obesity services in England, so as to reduce variation in access to weight management services and bariatric surgery.1

NHS England and Public Health England set up a working group in response to feedback from local stakeholders, the public, and the media that in some areas of the country no organisations were commissioning multidisciplinary team interventions known as tier 3 services.2

A tier 3 obesity service is usually for people with a body mass index ≥35 with …

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