Obesity module 1: management in primary care

Released14 November 2014     Expires: 14 November 2016      Programme: Obesity 1 CPD/CME credit

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Designed to give healthcare professionals an introduction to obesity and its impact on society. It is one of several modules in our obesity programme, which will cover all aspects of the diagnosis and management of obesity

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify obesity
  • Recognise the inequalities in obesity
  • Recognise common comorbidities associated with obesity
  • Know when to raise the issue sensitively and respectfully
  • Accurately measure obesity
  • Know the NICE pathways for weight management
  • Be aware of the role of the GP in the management of obese and overweight patients
  • Understand effective weight loss methods
  • Be familiar with the options available to treat obesity and when to refer


Dr David Haslam, National Obesity Forum Chair, General Practitioner and Physician Obesity Management (Luton and Dunstable Hospital)

Dr Vicky Lawson, Chartered Health Psychologist, London


1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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