Decision Maker: Director of Public Health for North Yorkshire
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve a proposal to pilot the family
weight management service model across the County
Approval has been given to pilot an 18 month
family weight management service for North Yorkshire
Since the decommissioning of the Healthy
Choices child weight management service in autumn 2020, there has
been no weight management service or support for children, young
people and families in North Yorkshire.
The intention of a pilot Family Weight Management Service will be aligned to the Adult Weight Management Service. The vision for the longer term is to have one combined weight management service for North Yorkshire - for children, young people, families and adults.
The proposal is to commission (from the Public Health reserves) one service provider to deliver a tier two family weight management service remotely via telephone or video calls across all seven locality areas of North Yorkshire.
The Family Weight Management Service will utilise the current Adult Weight Management Service modelling to support adults who have dependents that need a holistic support for the whole family. The Service will also take referrals for children and young people through the National Child Measurement Programme and other health professional referral routes such as Healthy Child Team, Early Help, and primary care
The overarching aim of the Family Weight Management Service is to provide a free, evidence-based, remote 9-month weight management service to the eligible population to improve lifestyles and achieve a healthy weight for the long term.
Publication date: 22/09/2022
Date of decision: 16/09/2022
Effective from: 30/09/2022