Document which outlines how it would like to see better prevention of Type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and improve their quality of life. This document has been produced in response to the Public Accounts Committee report on adult diabetes services, published in 2012. It is for CCGs as a reference on the work that is going on across NHS England, and for the wider community interested in diabetes care to see what action NHS England is taking in this area http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/01/10/tackling-diabetes-2014/
- State of the Nation's waistline - this report aims to analyse existing research in order to offer an assessment on the scale of obesity in the UK and to consider how this might ether increase or decrease in the future; summarise and review UK policy regarding weight management and obesity, and to provide comment on its effectiveness; and to offer recommendations as to what changes are necessary to reduce obesity levels in the UK.
Healthier Choices Pilot - summarises results from an independent behaviour change study to explore the potential to encourage healthier choices in a supermarket environment. Results indicate that shoppers are more likely to buy healthy foods in the supermarket if faced with strong visual health prompts at point of sale. The pilot saw the sale of fresh fruit rise by 20% and the sale of frozen fruit by nearly 30% in a trial supermarket over a 15 week period.
(17th January 2014)
NHS England has set out a vision for tackling diabetes in 2014. The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it would like to see better prevention of type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their condition better and improve their quality of life.
(17th January 2014)
The National Obesity Forum has produced a report on obesity in the UK, which warns that the health costs of obesity are rising faster than previous estimates suggest. The report looks at existing policy and recommends better education for GPs who have an important role in directing people with weight management issues to services that can provide support.