Obesity management guidelines and resources

Resources for working with your patients

Explore our resources above to access useful tools to use with your patients living with obesity. Each resource aims to support you with a specific aspect of working with your patients, from how to begin the discussion about weight, to setting meaningful goals your patients can stick to.

Use a BMI calculator1

The NHS has a useful body mass index (BMI) tool that patients can use to calculate their own BMI, as well as understand what BMI is and how it is calculated.1

Work with your patients to calculate their BMI to help them understand their current health state.1

Discover other resources to help you to support your patients 

Explore the below resources for additional support on working effectively with your patients with obesity:

Do you know about the ACTION Study?

The Awareness, Care and Treatment in Obesity MaNagement – an International Observation (ACTION IO) Study is the first international study to investigate barriers to effective obesity care among people with obesity and healthcare professionals in 11 countries worldwide.2

You can learn more about the study here.

The ACTION Study has previously been conducted on a national scale in the US3 and Canada4 and full results of the US study can be accessed on ACTIONStudy.com.