Weight Management services

Published on: 8th August 2013 | Updated on: 15th March 2022

Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the Community Pharmacy England online services database.

Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.

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Template service specification

Weight management service (children) (Microsoft Word)

Weight management service (children) (PDF)

Weight management service (adults) (Microsoft Word)

Weight management service (adults) (PDF)

Above are draft template service specifications that have not been nationally agreed and are not in their final version; they may be used to inform local discussions on service development. 

Community Pharmacy England resources

Community Pharmacy England Services Case Studies Hub

Community Pharmacy England Think Pharmacy prospectus: Weight management service (June 2019)

Community Pharmacy England Briefing 033/13: Developing a specification for Weight Management Services (Apr 2013) 
In England, most people are now overweight or obese and the Government has published a policy for reducing obesity and improving diet: Healthy Lives, Healthy People: a call to action on obesity in England. This Community Pharmacy England Briefing summarises the Government policy on obesity and guidance on the development of service specifications for weight management services.

The Community Pharmacy England resource Community Pharmacy – at the Heart of Public Health describes the main public health services that are provided by community pharmacies and the evidence base for these services.

Other resources

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing (August 2018)

Public Health England & Royal Society for Public Health – Everyday interactions (June 2017)
This resource aims to support healthcare professionals to record what they ‘do’ in their interactions with individuals to demonstrate impact on public health priorities.

Public Health England has published a series of resources focussing on tier 2 adult weight management services (June 2017)

The Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy (Mar 2014) provide a framework to help pharmacy teams, commissioners and those contracting services to design, implement, deliver and monitor high quality public health practice through pharmacy.

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