The Oxford AHSN Diabetes Clinical Network hosted an event to discuss the commissioning of Tier 3 and 4 obesity and weight services. The meeting was well attended with over 30 delegates including senior representatives from clinical commissioning groups, primary and secondary care, public health, academia and the Oxford AHSN.
Speakers outlined the current issues from the national, public health, local authority and primary care commissioning perspectives and shared research in bariatric surgery, medicinal products and public understanding of obesity. The session concluded with a discussion of how to move forward with innovation in commissioning tier 3/4 adult services facilitated by Katharine Owen, Clinical Lead of the Oxford AHSN Diabetes Clinical Network.
Presentations are available below:
- Where does the AHSN fit in? – Dr Paul Durrands, Chief Operating Officer, Oxford AHSN
- Best Practice and Guidelines from a National Perspective – Professor John Wass, Academic Vice President, The Royal College of Physicians
- Evidence on Obesity Mapping from a Personal Perspective – Dr Onteeru Buchi Reddy
- Local Authority Public Health Perspective – Lesley Wyman, Head of Health and Wellbeing
- Primary Care Commissioner’s View – Dr Richard Croft, Clinical Lead for Diabetes and Respiratory, Berkshire West CCGs and Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network Diabetes Lead
- Innovations in Bariatric Surgery –Lisa Rickers, Bariatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oxford University Hospitals
- New Treatments in Obesity Management – Dr Michael Theodorakis, Senior Clinical Researcher, Diabetes Trials Unit, OCDEM
- Sharing Understanding of Obesity – The University of Reading MOOC, Professor Angela Alexander