Leicestershire to invest in weight-management app

Written by Sam Trendall on 20 August 2019 in News
News

Council looks to buy commercially available technology

 

Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicestershire County Council is to spend £150,000 on an app to help residents of the county to better manage their weight.

The authority has published a contract outlining its intent to procure an app to join the suite of tools it is assembling to offer “weight-management” services for citizens. Leicestershire has decided not to develop its own program, preferring to buy “an existing, fully developed app with strong technical support and flexible and responsive monitoring capability”.


Related content


“We are seeking to add a high-quality cloud-based weight management app to our portfolio of weight management support available to the Leicestershire population,” it said. “The digital package will expand the reach and flexibility of our service offer, increasing the availability and quality of free, evidence based, self-help support resources accessible to the Leicestershire population.”

The plan is to launch the app on 1 October. Potential suppliers have until 2 September to submit their bids. The successful bidder is set to be awarded a one-year contract worth about £150,000.

The weight-management service will comprise a range of guidance, triage, and support tools. It is being launched by the local authority following its integration of the previously independent NHS Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service.

 

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

NHS signs £30m deal for ongoing support of Covid testing digital platforms
23 May 2022

Accenture picked as supplier of choice for two-year contract that will cover support and ‘disaggregation’ activities

Cornwall explores tech revamp of council chamber
12 May 2022

Local authority publishes RFI seeking information on possible implementation of a range of tech systems

NHS signs £25m tech and data partner to support vaccine programme for next two years
21 April 2022

Consultancy will support data flows and booking platforms

Fraud challenges see HMRC and DWP named among ‘departments of concern’
27 May 2022

Public spending watchdog points to issues with controls on fraud and error