In partnership with the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) we are proposing changes to Lambeth's weight management services; to take into account changes in Lambeth’s local population and the latest government advice about what work’s best.
We're committed to increasing opportunities for residents to live healthier lives, and we know that unhealthy weight can contribute to a range of long-term health conditions.
Being overweight or obese increases the risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancer, and can impair general wellbeing, quality of life and ability to earn.
As part of our current response to this, we want to ensure those in need have access to weight management services in Lambeth.
We have been working together with the (LCCG), to review our current weight management services to take into account changes in Lambeth’s local population, current needs and the latest government advice about what works best.
The changes we are proposing form one part of the overall broader plan to promote healthy living in the borough.
The specific changes we are planning mean that we will be changing how we provide help to support residents to maintain a healthy weight.
This will involve the following elements:
A one-stop ‘Healthy Lambeth’ web page to provide local people with information, advice and signposting regarding healthy weight, physical activity and related health issues such as mental well-being promotion, smoking cessation and sexual health services.
Working with local GPs and other health and social care staff to raise the issue of unhealthy weight, support people to make changes and make referrals to the most appropriate services.
Targeting weight management services to those communities with the greatest need from conditions linked to unhealthy weight and obesity.
By working together with the CCG, we believe that the services we are proposing to put in place will enable us to deliver an efficient and more joined-up service that can better support people to achieve their healthy weight goals.