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Specialist Weight Management Service

What is the Specialist Weight Management Service?

This specialist service is for people who have struggled with their weight for a long period of time. We offer a more intensive approach to weight management, when other interventions have not worked. We make sure that all options have been tried before someone is considered for obesity surgery. A referral will need to be made by a health care professional in order to be seen by this specialist team.

Who runs the service?
The service is run by a multi professional team which includes, specialist dietitians, therapists and psychologists.

Referral Criteria
Referrals are accepted for patients with -
• BMI over 40 (over 37.5 for Asians)
• BMI over 35 with weight related co morbidities (over 32.5 for Asians)

In addition to:

  • Previous attempts to lose weight e.g. dietetic services/practice- based programmes/commercial groups/pharmacotherapy.

  • Able to attend appointments regularly

  • Not accessed the service within the last year

What to expect from an appointment
Your first appointment could last up to an hour, and you will see a specialist weight management dietitian. You can discuss your eating habits and behaviors to a create a plan tailored to you. You also have the option of seeing a Psychologist specialising in weight management.  Further appointments will be agreed with you    

How to refer to this service

Referrals are accepted from health care professionals and can be either faxed or posted to the address on the referral form.

Referral forms and information 

If you would like any further information about the service or care pathway please contact the team on 0121 683 2300