Gro Health W8Buddy which was co-developed by DDM Health, the NHS specialist obesity team at University Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals and patients living with severe obesity has been recommended by NICE to deliver specialist weight-management services to manage weight-management medicine.
The app provides both medicated and non-medicated virtual weight loss support.
According to NICE's estimates, the adoption of these apps could benefit up to 48,000 individuals, conserving approximately 145,000 hours of healthcare professionals' time.
The technology is particularly beneficial for those unable to secure in-person consultations, those without access to local services, or those languishing on waiting lists.
DDM Health's Chief Executive Officer, Arjun Panesar, expressed enthusiasm about the inclusion of their app in the recommended suite: "We're delighted that Gro Health W8Buddy has been recognised and reccomended by NICE. It's a testament to our commitment to providing accessible, innovative solutions for individuals struggling with weight management."