This quality standard covers preventing adults (aged 18 and over) from becoming overweight or obese. It includes strategies to increase physical activity and promote a healthy diet in the local population. It also covers lifestyle weight management programmes for adults who are overweight or obese. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover assessing and managing obesity, obesity: clinical assessment and management NICE has also published a quality standard for obesity in children and young people: prevention and lifestyle weight management programmes.

This quality standard does not cover areas of national policy, such as .

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017 and it is still up to date.

Next review: August 2018.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards