Locality: Mid Hampshire, South West
NHS.uk – Managing Your Weight
Get information and advice about how to manage your weight if you’re overweight or underweight.
A 12 Week Programme With 3 Options
- Depending on their needs and preferences:
- Face-to-face (provided by Slimming World)
- Physical activity-focused programme
This forms an important part of the Hampshire weight management pathway (please see attached referral pathway).
Please make referrals directly to the service in the following way:
Oviva’s Weight Management Programme, a free service funded by Southampton City Council, offers personalised support led by expert healthcare professionals to enable participants to lose weight, improve their health and make sustainable changes to their lifestyle.
- Are aged 18 years and above
- With a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 (adjusted to BMI ≥27.5 kg/m2 for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Groups)
- Registered with a Southampton City practice and/or be a Southampton City resident
- Are deemed suitable by their GP or Health Care Professional to attend the programme
- Are willing to commit to a 12-week programme
- Be able to participate in face-to-face support in-person (via digital apps and platforms when necessary)
Does not meet the eligibility criteria as defined above
- Has severe/moderate frailty as recorded on a frailty register
- Is pregnant
- Has a diagnosed eating disorder
- Has a significant unmanaged co-morbidity
- Has had bariatric surgery in the last two years
Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding excessive weight gain during pregnancy can mean a healthy lower risk pregnancy and labour, as well as improved long-term health. This programme provides the knowledge and tools to help pregnant women optimise their health through healthy eating and controlled weight gain during pregnancy under the guidance of a Registered Dietitian.
‘The Weigh Ahead’ service is a Specialist Community Weight Management Service for severe and complex
obesity, providing an intensive level of support to patients through a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
- Patients must be aged 16 or over
- Patients must have a BMI ≥ 35 (with co-morbidities; see list of significant co-morbidities below) OR a BMI ≥ 40 (without co-morbidities)
Patients must have complied with a range of weight loss interventions at Tiers 1 and 2 of the pathway over a 2 year period and have failed to achieve or maintain weight loss goals*
*Please note: All patients who meet the criteria have one opportunity to join and complete the Tier 3 programme. Therefore we would strongly recommend you advise your patients of this prior to referring to our service to establish whether the patient is ready to join the Tier 3 programme at this given time.
Significant co-morbidities we accept could include:
- Established cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnoea
- Severe hypertension
- Severe lower limb major joint disease requiring orthopaedic intervention, otherwise precluded on the basis of a BMI
- Patients for whom surgery is dependent on weight loss (i.e. severe lower limb joint disease,polycystic ovaries, and impaired fasting glycaemia).
- We can also accept patients with other related conditions such as metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and osteoarthritis.