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Obesity: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 21328, tabled on 23 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement in March 2021 of £70 million to support the expansion of weight management services, when further information will be provided on the proportion of funding to be allocate to NHS specialist multidisciplinary weight management services (Tier 3) for (a) adults and (b) children.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

8 July 2021

The NHS Long Term Plan and ‘Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives’ support the drive to reduce obesity, including investment in specialist services for children and adults and plans are in development for this expansion. Of the £70 million announced in March 2021 to support the expansion of weight management services, £4 million has been allocated to tier 3 and 4 adult specialist weight management services in 2021/22. NHS England is working with regional teams and integrated care systems to develop a recovery plan for specialist weight management services and bariatric surgeries as required by the Mandate. The NHS Long Term Plan has allocated funding for the expansion of children specialist weight management services.

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