OASIS-GB Event November 2019
In addition to treating patients with obesity and its associated diseases, Professor Senapati has a keen interest in increasing awareness on the impact of obesity on health for both medical and allied professionals, as well as to the general public. With this in mind Professor Senapati has spearheaded the creation of OASIS-GB, a voluntary organization to increase awareness and support for obesity. As Chairman of OASIS-GB, Professor Senapati is working with colleagues, academics, council health improvement teams and voluntary organisations to provide better care and support for people with obesity.
Professor Senapati has stated that the health of individuals in Greater Manchester is worse than the England average, with over 90,000 adults and 14,000 children being overweight or obese. Professor Senapati feels that by creating this group, he aims to provide a consistent approach across the North West to ensure patients and clinicians have adequate support, as well as the clinical expertise required to tackle obesity. By providing patients with a support network within their region, we can tackle obesity head-on and share our expertise and information to ultimately improve our population and patient care.
On November 6th 2019, Professor Senapati presented the OASIS-GB Champion Awards Ceremony in the MAYO building at Salford Royal University Hospital. OASIS-GB’s primary aim is to increase awareness of tackling obesity within the community. OASIS-GB champion trophies were awarded to patients who had undergone surgery and lost a significant amount of weight through diet, exercise and their shared determination to succeed in their weight loss journey. Trophies were awarded to show their appreciation of such patients continued contribution in tackling obesity within their communities. Well done to all patients, you are all champions!