The Obesity Management Association, OMA, is a registered charity that was established to regulate and monitor the UK Obesity Management sector. We work to ensure patient safety and care, whilst providing a voice for the doctors and clinic owners in the growing debate about the treatment of obesity.
The OMA was set up in 2003 to counter misunderstanding and wrongly held assumptions concerning the use of licensed medication in the treatment of obesity. Since then, the OMA and its member clinics across the UK have come together to promote a responsible approach to tackling obesity and to highlight the dangers and risks associated with buying drugs on the internet as well as the use of potentially harmful herbal remedies.
OMA’s approach is underpinned by encouraging patients to take personal responsibility for their condition whilst providing a cost effective dual approach, combining long lasting medical and behavioural solutions to obesity, instead of potentially risky and expensive surgery. Patients benefit from regular appointments to help them to make the behavioural and lifestyle adjustments needed to foster long term change.