Evidence review for NICE public health guidance on ‘Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people: lifestyle weight management services’

Lead investigator
Dr. Alison Weightman, Cardiff University

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been asked by the Department of Health to develop guidance on managing overweight and obesity in children and young people through lifestyle weight management services. The Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE) tendered for the work in partnership with DECIPHer, the University of Bristol and Bangor University.

Aims & objectives
To carry out two evidence reviews to inform NICE guidance on the topic.
Study design
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions.
  • Systematic review and synthesis of qualitative evidence (barriers and facilitators).
Further information & publications
Start date
April 2012
End date
April 2013 (publication of draft guidance)