Conference_‘Obesity in the UK: Improving Access to Services, Changing Lifestyles

 ‘Obesity in the UK: Improving Access to Services, Changing Lifestyles‘, taking place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Central London on the 21st October 2014.
Join speakers from Public Health England, the Department of Health & NICE alongside best practice case studies  from Public Health local authority stakeholders as they take attendees through governments latest policy on enhancing the obesity landscape and strategy for implementing a ‘life course approach’ to obesity. 

Join Peers as they discuss the findings of the Turning the Tide of Inactivity report which looked into the role of local authorities in reducing inactivity and impact this would have on the UK economy. Local authorities will have the opportunity to investigate the importance of an integrated approach to obesity management, working across local areas to commission services that meet local needs. In addition with greater responsibility over public health delivery attendees will examine innovation in influencing lifestyle behaviour, targeting preventative and treatment services through effective social marketing.

OPENING KEYNOTE CONFIRMED – PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND (PHE) Reducing Health Inequalities and Tackling Obesity 

  • The PHE Obesity work plan: Summarising the five pillars for action in 2014/15
  • The importance of local health organisations using data to create their health strategies
  • Understanding public perception and experience to enhance information and guidance
  • Practical examples of how to best use data to target the hard to reach in society
  • Why measuring the prevalence of obesity is importance to developing and maintaining a healthy nation

– Senior Representative, Public Health England (PHE) 

60% OF PLACES NOW TAKEN – Register Online or Call 020 7550 5937

KEY SESSIONS ALREADY CONFIRMED:Special Keynote: Reducing National Obesity

  • The progress so far of the Healthy Lives, Healthy People report
  • The June 2014 Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge paper
  • The May 2014, National Child Measurement Programme Operational Guidance
  • Steaming the year-on-year increase in diabetes diagnosis and heart disease through tackling obesity

– Richard Sangster, Team Leader, Obesity and Cross-Cutting Health and Wellbeing Policy, Department of Health 

Special Keynote: Successfully Curbing Obesity from a Young Age – The Key to Reducing Obesity Now and in the Future

– Dr Adrienne Cullum, Analyst, Centre for Public Health, National Institute For Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Case Study: Tackling Obesity Within the Community Through Effective Social Marketing Campaigns

-, Manchester City Council

Case Study: Commissioning Weight Management Providers to Reduce Local Obesity

 Dr Brynnen Massey, Clinical Leader and Chair of CCG, NHS Lincolnshire East CCG and Representative, Public Health Division, Lincolnshire County Council

Key Session: Turning the Tide of Inactivity: Creating and Maintaining an Active UK

– Fred Turok, Chairman, UK Active

Case Study: Reducing Health Inequalities and Tackling Obesity

– Dr Roland Brandstaetter, Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

Case Study: Developing a Partnership Approach to Improving Local Lifestyles

– Jan Souness, Managing Director, LIVEWIRE

Case Study: How to Prevent the Worldwide Pandemic of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
– Representative, Consensus Action on Salt And Health (CASH) and Action on Sugar

Chair’s Welcome Address
– Roger Ackroyd, President-Elect, British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

LIMITED AVAILABILITY – Register Online or Call 0207 550 5937View the agenda online


Meeting the Needs and Challenges of an Ageing Population

4th November 2014, Central London, 08:45 – 16:00

Transforming Health Services and Outcomes Through Integrated Health and Social Care

27th November 2014, Central London, 08:45 – 16:40

For further information or for group booking enquiries, please email or call 020 7550 5937. Places are limited and early booking is therefore advisable.Please feel free to pass this email onto colleagues who you think might be interested in attending.

Kind Regards,

Claire Daniels

Inside Government

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