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Press Release: New Facility Set to Tackle North East Obesity Crisis
Good Afternoon ,

Please see the attached press release about Newcastle-based firm On Medical opening a new clinically-led facility called Conquer, which will tackle the growing obesity crisis in the North East. 

This is particularly topical in light of the recent research by Glasgow University which was reported on in the press yesterday, highlighting the importance of weight management programmes in reducing obesity. 



PRESS RELEASE from On Medical Ltd. 

For immediate release

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 New Facility Set to Tackle North East Obesity Crisis

Newcastle-based firm On Medical are set to open Conquer, a facility dedicated to tackling the growing obesity crisis in the North East of England.

The current crisis in the UK is costing the NHS around 6 billion pounds per year, with the North East suffering from the highest obesity rates in the country.

Recent research by the University of Glasgow, which was reported on nationally in recent days, shows that obesity and obesity-related conditions can be dramatically reduced through lifestyle and weight-management programmes, which have a ‘meaningful clinical effect’.

These findings highlight the significant positive impact that Conquer’s clinically-led programmes could have on the health and wellbeing of overweight and obese people across the region.

Conquer, which will launch on 1st March 2018, will specialise in personal training and physiotherapy services with a clinical focus, to tackle obesity and obesity-related conditions.

It will offer top of the range facilities and access to the latest testing and fat measurement tools. Psychological assessment and support, dietary and nutritional guidance will also be incorporated.

Commercial Director, Ian Scanlan, said: “We’re delighted to announce that we are opening Conquer, a facility dedicated to tackling obesity and improving the health and well-being of those with weight related health problems.

“Obesity and obesity related conditions are a serious issue across the UK, but particularly here in the North East of England. Per every thousand people in the region, we are seeing the NHS provide twice as many weight-related operations here than in London.”

“We will cater for both NHS and private patients, with the aim of saving the NHS funds on surgical intervention, while bringing about real change to the health and well-being of people in the region.”



Sophie Cresswell
Marketing and Communications Executive 
0191 228 4233

Note to Editors

On Medical are a leading provider of medico-legal reporting and rehabilitation services, based in Newcastle. Conquer will be based at the On Medical premises, and staffed by fully qualified personal trainers, HCPC accredited physiotherapists and other experienced health professionals.