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Taking The First Steps...

Does the thought of weight loss feel daunting and you are unsure of how to take the rights steps to improve your own health? The lifestyles team can provide a programme of support, tailored to your needs. Options include group sessions, telephone/virtual or one to one support.

The Lifestyle team exclusively supports people who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30+. If you do not know your BMI we can calculate it with you, all you need to do is share your height and weight measurements with us and then we can take it from there.

If you meet the eligibility criteria for support from the Lifestyles team, your GP can refer or simply email  and begin your weight loss journey today.

National Diabetes Prevention Programme 

The NDPP is a national scheme set up by NHS England. It is a nine month behaviour change programme aimed at supporting people who have been identified as at risk of developing type 2 diabetes ( also known as pre-diabetic).  It is a tailored healthy nutrition and exercise support programme which aims to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • HbA1c blood test has a reading of between 42-47 mmol/mol
  • History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Not currently pregnant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant at time of referral
  • Individuals with confirmed diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • Individuals with normal blood glucose readings on referral to service

If you feel you may be eligible for this programme, please speak to a member of staff at your GP practice.

Specialist Weight Management Programme

This is a non-surgical intensive medical management with a specialist team approach that consists of doctor with a special interest in weight management (physician or GP), specialist nurses, specialist dietitian, psychological support and specialist exercise therapists/physiotherapist.

The specialist service is for individuals with a BMI over 40 or a BMI 35+ with significant co-morbidities and generally lasts for a 12 month period.

If you are thinking about bariatric surgery, this in an important part of the required preparation.  Your GP practice will need to refer you into this service.  You will need to have undertaken either a Tier 2 programme or the National Diabetes Prevention programme before you can access the specialist weight management programme.

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NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

If you are living with obesity (BMI 30+ or BMI 27.5+ for Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds) and have diabetes or high blood pressure (or both), you could benefit from the free 12 week NHS Digital Weight Management Programme. Available on your smartphone, tablet or computer, the programme helps you make more informed choices, create healthy eating habits, be active and lose weight.

If you feel you may be eligible for this programme, please speak to a member of staff at your GP practice.

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