Dr Helen Parretti is an academic GP who conducts research on obesity management in primary care. She led the development of the RCGP guidance for the long-term management of patients post-bariatric surgery and was a member of the expert subgroup commissioned by NHS England Obesity CRG to develop bariatric surgery follow-up guidelines. She is co-lead author on the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) nutritional guidelines update published in 2020.
She is the RCGP representative to the RCP Advisory Group for Nutrition, Health and Weight and was elected to BOMSS council in 2020. She became a co-opted member of the professional steering group for the Obesity Empowerment Network and a member of the NICE weight management committee in 2021.