29th January 2016

SW Update Jan 2016

What is your role in NoHoW?

Slimming World Slimming World’s role in NoHoW includes development of a business plan for commercialisation of the NoHoW toolkit. Slimming World will also seamlessly integrate the technology into Slimming World’s online weight management services. In addition, a free-standing fee-for service Sliming World module will also be developed, which will be used to support people trying to maintain their weight loss, independent of their chosen methods of initial weight loss. Slimming World will also be piloting the beta version of the Slimming World NoHoW service. Finally, Slimming World will lead on disseminating the toolkit using its large network of partners.

What have you done so far?

Slimming World remains abreast of NoHoW developments by participating in and contributing to NoHoW project meetings and has provided input and advice where applicable. However, our role becomes more significant once the tool kit is developed.

How will your work in NoHoW have an impact?

Our role is crucial if findings from NoHoW are to be practically disseminated and not to remain within academia. We will ensure that effective weight maintenance tools developed as a result of the research are made available to millions of people through Slimming World’s extensive weight management networks and channels. Our role will ensure that knowledge developed via the clinical and academic process is transferred to the real world, thereby providing those who are struggling to manage their weight, with additional weight maintenance tools and strategies.