A new Government report has said that all patients should be weighed by GPs “by default”.
The ‘Childhood Obesity: A Plan to Action’ report raises concerns that nearly a third of children aged between two and fifteen years are overweight, and goes on to outline a strategy to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years.
The National Obesity Forum has recently outlined how pharmacists could help curb the obesity epidemic.
In a blog post about obesity and weight loss, Pharmacy Management Magazine highlighted that obesity awareness needs to be higher - many people who are overweight are actually unaware of it.
Treating obesity is costing the NHS £5.1 billion per year. But what is equally worrying is a trend towards “normalisation” of being overweight or obese – as a significant amount of people who are in these categories believe they are a healthy weight, reports Pharmacy Management Magazine.
Recently, several members of the Marsden Weighing Group team ventured south to London and Sussex to record some new product videos. Three of those videos were shot in pharmacies in the beautiful village of Lindfield - and they're now available to watch.
As you may already be aware NHS England are attempting to extend the availability of primary health checks to pharmacies.
We are seeing both national and independent pharmacies embracing the initiative to offer health checks, so with this in mind we have put together a list of five digital weighing scales perfect for use in health checks.
If you’re a pharmacy, you’ll likely have heard of the Government’s NHS Health Check Programme and how you can benefit from it.
If you haven’t: In a nutshell, the NHS Health Check Programme is a Government initiative designed to relieve the pressure on GP practises - and provide pharmacies with an extra income stream in the process.
From 1st April 2014 the National Measurement Office (NMO) and Trading Standards Officers (TSO) have started to run a wide ranging programme of checks on the weighing scales in GP surgeries, Health Centers, Pharmacies and for Mobile Health Visitors. The Project will run for 2 years.