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CPD MODULE: Tipping the balance on obesity

Charles Gladwin explores how independent pharmacies can set up a successful weight management service.

This module provides an overview of weight management, highlighting resources around setting up a community pharmacy weight management service.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·      recent prevalence data on overweight and obesity trends

·      risks to health through being overweight

·      guidance on assessing levels of risk associated with excess weight

·      guidelines and resources to support setting up a weight management service

·      benefits and practical advice based on real experiences of a community pharmacy.

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