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Government pulls £100m funding for weight management services after just a year

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 14 April 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o984
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The UK government has pulled its £100m (€121m; $131m) funding grant for weight management services in England a year after it was announced.

The money had been shared between the NHS and councils, with over £70m used to fund initiatives such as weight management groups, individual coaches, and specialist clinical support. The remaining £30m funded initiatives such as improving access to the NHS’s 12 week weight loss plan app and marketing campaigns to …

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