Issue details

PH/18/2021 Tier2 - Approval for contract variation for Tier 2 weight management service for adults (Public Health England grant allocation – Rule 16 approval)

The impact of covid-19 has highlighted a number of health inequalities across England as referenced in the Build Back Fairer Covid-19 Marmot review (2021) and has also exacerbated the obesity rates in our borough. As part of PHE’s national recovery plan for obesity, local authorities have been allocated funding to provide services to support the obesity recovery including the funds to support Tier 2 weight management services . As we de-commissioned our Tier 2 weight management service for adults in 2016 we are proposing to use the funds to set up a community based pilot using an existing weight management provider and in-house teams to develop a service for those individuals with a BMI > 30 until 31st March 2022 due to the tight timescale and covid-19 implications. The decision was made not to tender due to the timescale and the fact that we want to join up our current Tier 3 /Tier 4 weight management services to extend the weight management offer , to keep it local and also to use it as a pilot to test potential demand and uptake.

Details of the proposed service are available on request and the programme (Be Well, Feel Good) will be live in autumn 2021. Referrals into the service will be via primary care and self -referral. A communications plan will be developed prior to mobilisation by the provider.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/10/2021

Decision due: 28 Jul 2021 by Director of Public Health

Contact: Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health Email: