PRIORITY ONE: Obesity/healthy weight LEAD PARTNER: Devon CCG
Obesity is a major factor in poor health, disease and life expectancy.
North Devon/ Torridge compare badly with the rest of Devon for excess adult weight. Torridge also compares badly for excess eight at age 11.
North Devon has the highest rate of dental extractions/ year for children in Devon. Each extraction costs around £1000.
North Devon has the highest concentration of fast food outlets in Devon.
8% -10% of the NHS budget is spent on Type 2 diabetes, and 90% of this is preventable and down to social and lifestyle factors.
This strategy will place the most vulnerable as its central focus with all Workstreams prioritising disadvantaged groups.