Improve our understanding of obesity and its complexities: This includes the underlying causes and contributing factors, as well as the impact on physical, mental and social health.
Improving patient outcomes: A desire to improve patient outcomes and quality of life for people with obesity, and to make a positive impact in their patients’ health and well-being.
Communication skills: Training in effective communication skills, including how to have sensitive conversations about weight, to help build trust and rapport with patients.
Improving our toolkit: Offer a range of practical ways to support self-management that actively engage patients living with obesity to participate in own their health and well-being.
Access to current evidence based research on the topic of obesity, focusing on lifestyle modifications (diet and physical activity) and improving adherence.
Raise awareness of weight Stigma and bias: Training in reducing stigma and bias towards people with obesity, to provide empathetic and non-judgmental care.
Behavioural change strategies: Understanding of how to support behaviour change in people with obesity, including goal setting, motivation, and effective communication techniques.