Primary and Community Care have important role in obesity prevention and weight management

Two new reports published today by Public Health Wales’ Primary Care Division highlight how primary and community care can support obesity prevention and weight management in Wales, and the support that the workforce needs to fulfil this important role.

Obesity is a significant and growing public health issue in Wales, and the pandemic has further highlighted the increased risks of adverse outcomes for people living with obesity. In 2020, it was reported that 61 per cent of adults in Wales were classified as overweight or obese.

The first report looks at the primary care needs of people living with overweight or obesity in Wales.

The second study examined behavioural insights from the primary care workforce on supporting weight management.

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