Obesity - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Public Health England

About the Obesity programme

Obesity is an engaging e-learning programme for practitioners in the NHS and local authorities working in weight management.

It was developed by the Department of Health Obesity Team in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare in 2010, and reviewed and updated in partnership with Public Health England in 2017.

The programme introduces obesity and its implications for health, provides a knowledge base on identification of unhealthy weight and risk factors for weight gain, managing obesity, and learning on guiding and enabling behaviour change.

The learning is relevant for a wide audience, including doctors, particularly foundation doctors, GP trainees and GPs, nurses and any NHS or local authority practitioner who encounters overweight or obese individuals.


Project Team 2017

  • Jamie Blackshaw

    Jamie Blackshaw

    Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, Public Health England
  • Penny Blair

    Penny Blair

    Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, Public Health England
  • Elaine Boylan

    Elaine Boylan

    Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, Public Health England
  • Lisa Thompson

    Lisa Thompson

    Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, Public Health England
  • Patricia Howe

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

Project Team 2010

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Rosie Taylor and Deborah Moir

    Rosie Taylor and Deborah Moir

    Clinical Project Leads, Obesity Team, Department of Health
  • Katherine Thompson

    Katherine Thompson

    Author, Obesity Team, Department of Health
  • Eddie Watkins

    Eddie Watkins

    Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Karen Walker - ID

    Karen Walker

    Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Profile picture of content editor Victoria Winlow

    Victoria Winlow

    Platform Consultant, e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Obesity programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Obesity programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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