HSE/ICGP Weight Management Treatment Algorithms

31 March 2016
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Author: ICGP; HSE
Year: 2014
Review due: 2017
URL: www.icgp.ie/QRGweightmanagement

This article provides information on:

(i) Guidelines Before, During & After Pregnancy
(ii) Treatment Algorithm for Adults
(iii) Treatment Algorithm for Children

Note: These documents are due for review in 2017.

(i) Guidelines Before, During & After Pregnancy

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(ii) Treatment Algorithm for Adults

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The HSE-ICGP Weight Management Treatment Algorithm and accompanying BMI chart were developed by a multidisciplinary working group comprising members of the team from the Weight Management Treatment Service St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown and HSE community based Dieticians, Physical Activity Co-Ordinators, Psychologist and Health Promotion Officers.

Dr Sinead Murphy, Galway, represented the ICGP on this working group and provided the link between the group and the ICGP Quality in Practice Committee who approved the project.

The aim was to provide a blueprint for GPs and primary care staff to assist in the prevention, detection and management of overweight and obesity in the community. The HSE in developing this and other supports for all areas of the health service, is advocating healthy lifelong weight management for all.

(iii) Treatment Algorithm for Children

The HSE/ICGP Weight Management Treatment Algorithm for Children was developed by the National Weight Management Treatment Group under the chairmanship of Dr Nazih Eldin. Dr Sinead Murphy represented the ICGP on this working group.

The HSE/ICGP Weight Management Treatment Algorithm for Children recommends using the UK growth charts for boys/girls aged 2-18 years or the UK 90 Growth Foundation Chart. The latter is available via a link on the front page of the algorithm.

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