Obesity in primary care
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Obesity in primary care

Sandra Drummond Research Fellow, Centre for Nutrition and Food Research, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

The scale of the obesity problem in the UK is now so large that nurses working in primary care cannot ignore it. Nurses are in a key position to provide support and advice for individuals needing to lose weight and this article shows how they can help obese patients find the motivation to achieve their goals

Aims and intended learning outcomes

This article aims to give an overview of some of the issues and principles of weight management in primary care and to ensure nurses are equipped to provide good quality, evidence-based weight management advice. After reading this article you should be able to:

Primary Health Care. 10, 5,43-48. doi: 10.7748/phc2000.06.10.5.43.c250