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Key National Obesity Observatory news items are listed here.
Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
Obesity in adults: prevention and lifestyle weight management programmes
Anonymised record level data from the NCMP 2014/15
40% cut in sugar could prevent 300,000 cases of diabetes
Cancer Research UK calls for sugar tax
Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation
Health Survey for England 2014 data and report
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2014. The Health of the 51%: Women
Public Health England National Mapping of Weight Management Services: Provision of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Services in England
The report explores the provision of tier 2 and tier 3 weight management services for children, young people and adults that are commissioned through local authorities and clinical commissioning groups. The report provides insights into how these services are delivered across England including; referral routes and entry criteria, service details, costs, exit routes and barriers to commissioning services.
The annexes provide a breakdown of tier 2 services by each PHE Centre; London, North West, South East, East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, North East, East of England, West Midlands, South West; as well as an overall tier 3 breakdown in Annex 13.
Health and Wellbeing of 15-year-olds in England - Main findings from the What About YOUth? Survey 2014
Published on 8th December 2015, WAY 2014 is the first survey to be conducted of its kind and it is hoped that the survey will be repeated in order to form a time series of comparable data on a range of indicators for 15 year-olds across England. Data has been collected on general health, diet, use of free time, physical activity, smoking, drinking, emotional wellbeing, drugs and bullying.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was commissioned by the Department of Health to run the survey in direct response to the Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum. This Forum identified gaps in the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) and other key health behaviour measures relating to young people. HSCIC contracted Ipsos MORI to carry out the survey