Hours of learning: 5.5

Tutor(s) Dr Terry Maguire, Community Pharmacist, Belfast.

To motivate pharmacists to play an active role in both the prevention and management of obesity.

Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this workshop you should be able to:

For whom
There has been a marked increase in levels of obesity among the general population in recent years with the UK and Ireland reported as having the highest level of obesity in Western Europe. As obesity is a major risk factor for a range of morbidities, there is a role for pharmacists to engage patients in weight management programmes with a view to improving health outcomes.