Useful websites

Patients may find these websites useful:

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is the largest surgical society in the world for this area of treatment. Although the information is directed primarly at an American audience, it contains a great deal of patient and healthcare professional information.

www.asbs.org

Association for the Study of Obesity This group has a membership of 400 scientists, medical and health professionals, runs training meetings and conferences and produces a newsletter.

www.aso.org.uk

British Obesity Surgery Patients Association (BoSPA) A patient support group which provides information for people considering obesity surgery, support for patients post-operatively on their road to improved health and works with health professionals to improve obesity surgery services in the UK.

www.bospauk.org

Diabetes UK A British-based patient, healthcare professional and research charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns of behalf of people affected by and at risk of diabetes.

www.diabetes.org.uk

National Obesity Forum Set up by GPs. Its work includes supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity, which raises debates about the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.

www.nationalobesityforum.org.uk

NHS Choices Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

www.nhs.uk

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea This website is a useful information resource about obstructive sleep apnoea (a common co-morbidity of obesity) and its treatment.

www.osaonline.com

Weight Concern A registered charity dedicated to fighting obesity and including programmes to tackle childhood obesity.

www.weightconcern.com

Weight Loss Surgery Information A comprehensive resource offering information and support on weight loss surgery.

www.wlsinfo.org.uk