This article, reviewed in 2016, by Mr Andrew Jenkinson covers how to classify obesity, and when and how to initiate further treatment, such as bariatric surgery. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include morbidity risk and prognosis.
After reading this activity, GPs should be better able to:
Categorise a patient’s risk according to their BMI
Use the NICE criteria for bariatric surgery
Explain to a patient their prognosis and the role of long-term management and follow up
Activity author Mr Andrew Jenkinson Consultant gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon The London Clinic and University College Hospital London UK
Test author Dr Ravi Ramanathan GP London UK
This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.
Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A computer with an internet connection
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required