Development of this evidence summary

Development of this evidence summary

The evidence summary: process guide (2017) sets out the process NICE uses to select topics for evidence summaries and details how the summaries are developed, quality assured and approved for publication.

Expert advisers

Dr Carly Anna Hughes, Clinical lead Fakenham weight management service, Honorary lecturer and Associate tutor University of East Anglia Medical School, GP Fakenham Medical Practice, Norfolk

Lucy Turnbull, Clinical lead dietician and Chair of British Dietetic Association obesity group

Declarations of interest

Dr Carly Anna Hughes: Board member Active Norfolk physical activity provider, GP advisor to Kastech (unpaid), lecture income from International medical press, hospitality from Nutricia, Cambridge Weight Plan and LighterLife, consultancy provided to Orexigen, Mundipharma and Ethicon, one education meeting supported by Novo Nordisk (no personal payment), representative for Association for study of obesity Eastern Region, GP with interest in obesity group member, World obesity national SCOPE fellow and founder Norfolk Obesity Network

Lucy Turnbull: Chair of British Dietetic Association obesity group

About this evidence summary

Evidence summaries provide a summary of the best available published evidence for selected new medicines, unlicensed medicines or off-label use of licensed medicines.

The summaries assess the strengths and weaknesses of the best available evidence to inform health professionals and commissioners' decision-making.

This summary is not NICE guidance.


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