Best practice guidance for weight management services

This document provides best practice guidance to help improve the commissioning of weight management services in local areas.



This guidance is aimed at local authorities, in particular Directors of Public Health, and commissioners of weight management services.

The document includes:

  • explanatory notes for developing a specification for tier 2 lifestyle weight management services
  • two best practice example service specifications, one for adults and one for children
  • information on outcomes that a commissioner should expect from a tier 2 service

The use of the specification is not mandated. However, the use of the specifications will assist commissioners to think through the main issues at the start of the procurement process.