Overweight and obese children and young people - lifestyle weight management services: guideline consultation

NICE is developing public health programme guidance on Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people - lifestyle weight management services.

All registered stakeholders for the above public health programme guidance are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations via this website during an 8 week consultation with stakeholders.

Organsiations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment (further information about how your organisation can become a stakeholder).

Please note - the provisional recommendations presented here do not constitute NICE formal guidance on this topic. The recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.

This consultation will take place between 19 April 2013 - 18 June 2013

The draft guidance sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.

Please note -  Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets will not be accepted. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.

Consultation Documents

Points to consider in the consultation:

  • Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guidance.
  • Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Programme Development Group’s interpretation of the evidence and its applicability.
  • The practical value of the provisional recommendations.
  • Issues of presentation and style, including how the provisional recommendations have been grouped and ordered.
  • Whether the right organisations and individuals have been identified under ‘Who should take action’ for each recommendation.
  • Do you think this guidance could be improved to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? If so,  please include details of:
    • Which particular parts of the guidance you think affect equality of opportunity.
    • Why and how you think equality of opportunity is affected.
  • In addition are there any reasons why any of the recommendations in the guidance may result in an increase in inequality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status?

How to submit your comments

Please provide all responses to this draft guidance using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuringall relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name). Please forward the form by 5pm on Tuesday 18 June 2013 at the very latest toOverweightandobesechildren@nice.org.uk

The Institute is unable to accept:

  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline
  • Comments that are not complete on a stakeholder comments form
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public

Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.

What will happen to your comments?

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website after the final guidance is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.

Please note: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

Supporting evidence

The following evidence was used by the Programme Development Group’s in developing the provisional recommendations. Please see section 9 (‘The Evidence’) of the draft guidance for further details.

  • Reviews document containing:
    Review 1 - Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of lifestyle weight management services for children and young people
    Review 1 - Appendices
    Review 2 - The barriers and facilitators to implementing lifestyle weight management services for children and young people
    Review 2 - Appendices
  • Commissioned Report - Practical and process issues in the provision of lifestyle weight management services for children and young people
  • Economic modeling report
  • Expert papers document containing:
    Expert Paper 1 - Findings of the former Childhood Obesity National Support Team
    Expert Paper 2 - Implications of the transition of public health responsibilities to local government
    Expert paper 3 - Psychological considerations for lifestyle weight management programmes and the use of behaviour change theories
    Expert paper 4 - Choosing outcomes measures for lifestyle weight management programmes for children
    Expert Paper 5 - A population level evaluation of a family-based community intervention for childhood overweight and obesity
    Expert Paper 6 -  Effective behavioural components for child weight management programmes

This page was last updated: 19 April 2013