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Our History

In 2015 the Transition Coalition, a group of clinicians seeking to secure the best possible outcome for patients suffering from severe and complex obesity was established when NHS England announced the transfer of the commissioning of Tier 4 services to Clinical Care Groups. During meetings with parliamentarians and policy-makers the question “Where is the patient voice/petition opposing the proposed changes?” was repeatedly asked. It was clear that there was an urgent need for a UK wide network whose main focus was to empower people affected by overweight and obesity to ensure that patients have a voice. The first meeting was held in 2015 and the Obesity Empowerment Network UK was formed. 

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