Our Steering Group Tackles Obesity
Lorna Forde explains the tiered approach to weight management services in Glasgow.
Many surgical procedures taking place today would not be necessary if patients maintained a healthy weight. Plus, obesity adds an extra complication to any surgical procedure.
Dr Blane explores the sensitivity required when raising the issue of obesity with your patients.
It receives a lot of criticism, but Dr Logue explains why calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) is still the most effective measure of overweight and obesity.
Overcoming some of the difficulties GPs may face when broaching the sensitive topic of patient weight.
Lorraine Tulloch, Programme Lead here at Obesity Action Scotland explains what actions need to be included in Scotland's imminent Diet and Obesity Strategy.
The experts agree! Diet is key, but physical activity is still important.
- Dr Fraser
- Prof Capewell
- Dr Blane
Prof Simon Capewell explains the burden of disease.
The Obesity Route Map, launched in 2010 has made little impact on the nation's weight. Lorraine Tulloch explains what needs to be done next.
Having a general anaesthetic has its risks. Obesity compounds this risk. Find out from Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Daphne Varveris how much more complicated a surgical procedure can be.
- Dr Jennifer Logue an expert in Metabolic Medicine
- Lorna Forde the service lead of NHS GG&C Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service.
- Dr Andrew Fraser - Director of Public Health Science at NHS Health Scotland
- Professor Simon Capewell, Vice President for Policy at the UK Faculty of Public Health
- Lorna Forde, Service Lead at the Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service
- Lorraine Tulloch, Programme Lead at Obesity Action Scotland
How can the public sector demonstrate leadership in tackling obesity?
Dr Fraser emphasises the need to lead by example.
What's the problem with portion sizes?
Portion sizes are increasing! OAS Programme Lead Lorraine Tulloch and Policy Officer Dr Anna Gryka discuss this issue.