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The National Obesity Forum is an independent professional organisation. We are however delighted to acknowledge the support, both professional and financial, of other organisations, without which, the work of the NOF would not be possible. In pursuing our ...

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Thank you for your interest. Your support is crucial to us and membership is free to all healthcare professionals. Please forward your name, job title, contact number and postal address and we will send our regular newsletters and conference information.  ...

Guidance: Safe water in healthcare premises (HTM 04-01)

Updated: Supplement D 08: amends to introduction, also to on-site testing and commissioning section to make it easier to test thermostatic mixing valves. This health technical memorandum gives advice and guidance on the legal requirements, design applicat ...

Guidance: Fire safety in the design of healthcare premises (HTM 05-02)

Updated: Added updated document, changes include: 1. Rectification of minor date inconsistencies between the cover, cover picture and foreword. 2. Replacing reference to ‘Relationship with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2006’ with ‘Const ...

Guidance: Electrical services supply and distribution (HTM 06-01)

Updated: The new document replaces the previous two parts of HTM 06-01A. Information on the legal requirements, design applications, operation and maintenance of the electrical infrastructure within healthcare premises. The guidance is for: ...

NOF Livid at no QOF for Childhood Obesity

In February 2009 NOF welcomed media reports that the Department of Health [DH] was considering assessing 2yr-old's growth as part of its QOF strategy to stem childhood obesity. Now that the DH's latest plans to tackle obesity have been published ...

Obesity News Portal

information by clicking on the link to the Obesity Portal below. You can also find all the latest news from ...

NOF Diploma

Following the outstanding success of our first diploma day in August, we are running four more training days in 2010. These will take place all around the country. For more information visit our NOF Diploma page   ...

Visit the EOF

The European Obesity Forum website can be visited at www.obesityforum.eu ...

Guidance: Design and maintenance of lifts in the health sector (HTM 08-02)

Updated: Updated to reflect major changes to European Directives, UK Acts and Regulations and the BS EN 81 suite of standards. HTM 08-02 provides guidance on the planning, commissioning, design, maintenance and operation of lifts in the health sector. HTM ...

Guidance: Master Indemnity Agreement

Updated: Updated with December 2017 register. The Master Indemnity Agreement (MIA) is an agreement between NHS organisations in England and suppliers that provide equipment free of charge, either on loan or on a permanent basis. The MIA register holds the ...

NOF publishes new position statement on Very Low Energy Diets (VLED)

The National Obesity Forum is recommending new standards for the management of obese people seeking to lose weight using Very Low Energy Diets (also referred to as Very Low Calorie Diets). Download the position statement here. [Adobe Acrobat PDF- 209.95 K ...

NGO support- Salt Reduction Letter to Andrew Lansley

Click here to read the letter [Adobe Acrobat PDF- 256.48 KB] ...

Guidance: NHS terms and conditions for procuring goods and services

Updated: The NHS terms and conditions have been updated to reflect changes in the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The NHS terms and conditions are for the use of NHS bodies procuring goods and services from commercial organisations. They were updated in ...

‘Man-Flu’ – is the joke over? Take a Man MOT

Men’s health under threat as vital warning signs are ignored. Have you ever been accused of having ‘Man-Flu’? New research reveals that the term, ‘Man-Flu’ adopted by many to ridicule men when they are sick, could be having a negative impact. In some case ...

Guidance: Pharmaceutical buying groups in the NHS

Updated: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been added as a new purchasing point. The document can be filtered in various ways to produce individual purchasing point lists for each buying group currently in England. This could be at national contrac ...

Guidance: Drugs and pharmaceutical electronic market information tool (eMIT)

Updated: Document updated with data from the 12-month period to the end of June 2017. This tool gives background information on the pharmaceuticals that hospitals might buy. The data provided includes an estimate of NHS hospital-sector annual usage from E ...

St Helens’ bans fast food shops within 400m of schools

{loadposition BBC_TV_North_West} In an effort to beat obesity yet another UK city is implementing bans. NOF agrees that the ban is entirely justified if schools themselves ensure that the food they provide is attractive and also involved the children in t ...

Junk food adverts really do make children hungry for unhealthy meals, say scientists

{loadposition Daily_Mail} There are renewed calls for a 9pm watershed ban for TV food commercials as Liverpool University researchers find that children aged six to 13 who were shown commercials for high fat and high carbohydrate foods were more likely to ...

School to build £100,000 pathway linking secondary school to a McDonalds

{loadposition Daily_Express} Barry Town Councillors have opted for the pathway to “ protect “ secondary school students lunchtime trek walking along a grass verge bordering a busy main road. The decision defies belief.  Not one word from the councillors o ...