Locality: Mid Hampshire, South West
Hampshire County Council offer help and support for adults over the age of 18 who want to lose weight and have been identified as obese.
BMI of 28+
You can get free support from Weightwatchers if you haven’t paid to attend sessions with a commercial weight management provider in the last three months, and at least one of the following applies:
- you have Type 1 and 2 Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome
- you have problems with your heart, circulation, hypertension or high blood pressure
- you have been diagnosed with anxiety/depression
- you need to lose weight before receiving another medical treatment or surgery
- you have a serious long term health condition that is adversely affected by your weight such as muscular skeletal disorders (back pain, mobility issues) and asthma
- you’re from a black or ethnic minority background.
If your BMI is 30 or higher, you qualify for free support from Weightwatchers.
If you have a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher, you can take advantage of POWeR (Positive Online Weight Reduction). This gives you a number of different POWeR tools that you can try out each week to lose weight and keep it off. Signing up is easy and gives you access for 12 months. POWeR has been developed by health experts from Southampton University, based on the latest research into what helps people lose weight.
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.