GP Fact File to managing obesity in primary care

This practical summary provides clear guidance on managing obesity in primary care. The fact file provides useful information to GPs by answering common questions on the management of obesity in a Q&A format.

The following questions are answered:

  • How do I become a GPSI in obesity?
  • Is there any training available for people with an interest in obesity?
  • How do I set up a weight management clinic?
  • How do I identify the location of the waist?
  • How long should I continue to prescribe weight-loss drugs once a patient has achieved a BMI of less than 30?
  • Should I prescribe metformin for patients who are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes?
  • When treating a hypothyroid patient, am I fighting a losing battle?
  • How do I best refer patients to a weight-loss clinic?
  • What should I do when national guidelines for referral conflict with local ones?
  • Can weight-management clinics really help the public-doctor relationship?

Click here to request a copy of this GP Fact File to managing obesity in primary care.

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