National Obesity Audit

Supplier info

Name: Carla Howgate
Org: NHS Digital
Phone: 0300 303 5678
Website: National Obesity Audit

HQIP contact

Sumera Bhatti

Programme overview

Nearly two-thirds of adults in England are living with overweight or obesity.  A third of children leaving primary school are living with overweight or obesity.

Obesity is a serious health concern that increases the risk of many other health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems, mental health problems, and some cancers.

NHS England and Improvement have established the National Obesity Audit (NOA) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme. The NOA is delivered by NHS Digital.

NOA will bring together comparable data from the different types of adult and children’s weight management services across England in order to drive improvement for the benefit of those living with overweight and obesity.

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Engaging with people and communities

HQIP will be delivering on the Engaging People and Communities work on behalf of the National Obesity Audit. We will seek views from people who use services to understand their experience of care and ensure the audit aligns with their priorities. Their input will influence the way the audit develops and functions, and how key messages are produced, communicated and disseminated to service users and the wider public.

To support this engagement, we are planning two approaches to collaborate and learn from people and communities:

  1. Establish a virtual User Panel to include 20 people across England who are users of services, carers and families of people living with overweight and obesity and charity representatives to bring wider perspectives and support engagement
  2. Hold virtual focus groups with people who have specific experience relevant with the current NOA activity

To find out more, please download our information flyer.

Outputs due 2022

National Obesity Audit 2022 Report – publicly available
Date of publication: TBC

The schedule for NCAPOP reports is subject to alterations as the health system prioritises activity relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports will be published as soon as possible. Please note that all publication schedules are indicative and subject to change. For the 9 month publication schedule please visit our NCAPOP 9 month publication schedule webpage

Accessing data

Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the website.

For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain for this project, please use the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at:

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