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Supporting Weight Management Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Phase 1 Insights   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Societal changes required to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have inadvertently promoted weight gain, due to the adverse impact on socio-economics, psychological health, and the resulting metabolic impact of elevated stress, emotional eating and physical inactivity. Evidence on the impact of COVID-19 has rapidly accumulated, to demonstrate that people living with obesity are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 infection. It is therefore important to understand what is happening in terms of weight management practice to develop local and national thinking. This project will explore the impact of the COVID-19 upon the provision of tier 2 and 3 weight management services (WMS) in England during the lockdown period (phase I; March-June 2020); and determine what needs to happen in the future (phase II; September-November 2020). This report documents findings from phase I."

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2020-09
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2020 Crown. Posted here with permission. Document is under an Open Government license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/].
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Government of the United Kingdom: https://www.gov.uk/
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