NHS Digital Weight Management Programme – using healthcare technologies and digital integration to drive patient engagement and maximise outcomes
Launched in April 2021, the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme delivers the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to provide a targeted weight management offer to patients living with obesity, with a diagnosis of diabetes and/or hypertension. Successfully delivering significant weight loss across 12 consecutive weeks through an integrated digital service, the Programme draws on commercially available solutions to deliver at scale across a national footprint.
Harnessing the power of both data and technology, the NHS Digital Weight Management Programmes bespoke triage process is effectively driving engagement as a critical component to achieving successful behaviour change and health improvements.
- How the learning on engagement habits of different socioeconomic groups from the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has effectively informed the stratification of patient to appropriate intensity of the behavioural services provided by the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme.
- How the challenges of system integration and working with Commercial Providers of behavioural weight management technologies have been bridged, to support a more accessible, efficient, and patient-centred service.
- How the real time data collection mechanism for the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme, has played an important role in driving action to tackle health inequalities and in benchmarking service progress and delivery.