To help tackle malnutrition in acute and community settings, NHS England published guidance on ‘Commissioning excellent nutrition and hydration’ in October 2015. The implementation of this guidance is a matter for the local National Health Service. The guidance is available at the following link:
General practitioners and other healthcare professionals have a key role in ‘making every contact count’ by identifying overweight children and adults, and supporting them with an appropriate intervention or referral and on-going management.
To help practitioners deliver the best possible care and give people the most effective treatments the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced a suite of guidance on tackling obesity including ‘Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults’, which includes access to all tiers of obesity services. This guidance is available at the following link: