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Planning designated services for child and adolescent obesity, with professionals and families as expert stakeholders

The LANDSCAPE study team want to hear from healthcare professionals and managers in Ireland who see children and adolescents in their daily practice.The aim of The LANDSCAPE Project is to map currently available services and practices in relation to caring for children with obesity and their complications. It is envisaged that this will help develop an understanding of how these services and practices may differ across the country and in various settings in Ireland. It may also provide valuable insight on the potential barriers and enablers for the provision of obesity treatment services in Ireland and identifying the supports needed. 

To date there has been no participation from Pharmacists in these focus groups and therefore these views and perspectives are not currently represented. Insight from Pharmacists will be extremely valuable in helping to document the current priorities and needs on the ground for enabling service provision and improving the management of child and adolescent obesity in Irish healthcare services. Providing your expertise for this research will contribute to a national report and development of a framework of recommendations for providing equitable paediatric obesity care for all those who need it. 

The LANDSCAPE Project is being undertaken as part of a HRB applied partnership award between Dr Grace O’Malley RCSI and CHI at Temple Street, and Sarah O’Brien HSE Health and Wellbeing Division.

Ethical approval was granted by RCSI Ethics Committee. Please see further details on The LANDSCAPE Project here: https://rcsi-landscape.eu/   

 Insight from Pharmacists will be extremely valuable in helping us to document the current priorities and needs on the ground for enabling service provision.

If interested in taking part in an online Focus Group, please email landscape@rcsi.ie