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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 84729, tabled on 3 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people with severe and complex obesity by local authority in each of the last five years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 September 2020

NHS Digital holds data on severe obesity in children in Reception and Year 6 by local authority for school years 2017-18 and 2018-19 through the National Child Measurement Programme. This information is attached. The programme did not collect data on severe obesity prior to 2017-18.

The latest report from the National Child Measurement Programme can be viewed at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/national-child-measurement-programme/2018-19-school-year

NHS Digital has advised that it does not hold any further information on the number of people with severe and complex obesity by local authority or information on the number of people who used Tier 3 or Tier 4 weight management services by local authority.

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