Information & Research

Information & Research

The WOS advocate evidence based practice and showcase research as part of the annual conference. The WOS aim to provide and support a network for which clinicians, health care workers and academics can strengthen and advance the evidence base, improving practice and influencing policy for the management of obesity in Wales.

Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh

Save the Date! – Thursday 8th February 2018

WOS are collaborating again with ASO to bring you an evening of CPD and
networking. This will be held on Thursday 8th February 2018 at the University of South Wales Treforest Campus. Refreshments will be served from 6pm and the CPD programme will start at 6.50pm.
The exciting programme so far is:
6.50pm – Welcome and introduction
7.00pm – When the Rubber Hits the Road: Navigating Weight Control        Complexities in a Fattening World. Dr Ruth Deborah Edwards
7.30pm – Weight Stigma in the UK: Implications for Policy and Practice. Dr Stuart Flint
8.00pm – Time Restricted Eating for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Obesity: The TREating Liver Feasibility Study. Dr Enzo di Battista
8.30pm – Lifestyle Medicine: A New Weapon in the Fight Against Obesity? Dr Sue Kenneally
8.55pm – Closing remarks
Please email Marilyn using our contacts page to reserve your place and please share this event!

Lobby your MP about junk food marketing – take action now!
On Tuesday 16th January MPs will debate a motion in Westminster Hall on the impact of junk food marketing on childhood obesity rates. Please see these documents from the Obesity Health Alliance.

Mysimba NICE decision
NICE have turned down the appeal by Consilient Health and have decided not to recommend the funding of Mysimba for patients with obesity
The following link is for your information :

Behaviour Change Workshop

The Welsh Obesity Society hosted a Behaviour Change Workshop during the Association for the Study of Obesity’s UK Congress of Obesity 2017 was an astounding success. Have a look at the link for more information and for the presentations:

 Behaviour Change Workshop, 6th September 2017


NICE Guidelines:

Obesity: Guidance on the prevention of overweight and obesity in adults and children

Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults

Managing overweight and obesity in adults – lifestyle weight management services

Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people: lifestyle weight management services

Obesity: working with local communities

Implantation of a duodenal–jejunal bypass sleeve for managing obesity

Laparoscopic gastric bypass for the treatment of severe obesity

Key Documents:

The All Wales Obesity Pathway:

Welsh Health Survey:

National Assembly for Wales Health and Social Care Committee Inquiry into the availability of Bariatric Services in Wales:

Royal College of Physicians, Action on obesity: Comprehensive Care for All:

British Medical Association, Food for Thought:

Welsh Government, a strategic vision for maternity services in Wales:

National Assembly, The availability of Bariatric Surgery:

Welsh Government Nutrition & Health:

Welsh Government, Well-being of future generations act:

Welsh Government, active travel Wales act:

Transforming Health Improvement in Wales:

ASO position paper, weight bias and stigma

Useful websites:

Obesity Health Alliance:

Association for the Study of Obesity:

Public Health Wales:

Health in Wales:

British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society:

Public Health Network (obesity):

British Dietetic Association:

Making Every Contact Count:

Nutrition Skills for Life:$FILE/WPHC%2713%20Poster%20-%20Nutrition%20Skills%20for%20Life.pdf

Foodwise for Life:

Key Journals:

International Journal of Obesity

International Journal of Peadiatric Obesity

Obesity Reviews

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism


Obesity Research and Clinical Practice

Obesity Surgery



The Lancet

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

New England Journal of Medicine

Journal of Clinical Investigation