Weight management economic assessment tool

This tool is designed to help public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned weight management interventions. Commissioners can use it to compare the costs of an intervention with potential cost savings.



The tool, published in July 2016, calculates costs and direct savings to the health service arising from weight management interventions. It also estimates the saving in local authority funded community based social care costs and the economic benefit of additional employment that may accrue as a result of weight management interventions. In addition, it values the wider health benefits of weight management interventions using Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs).

The tool has been developed by Public Health England in conjunction with a panel of experts.

Webpage Last Updated: Tuesday, 21st February 2017