Locality: Mid Hampshire, South West
Type of Care: Community, Secondary
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.
This new service will commence on 1 October 2021 and offers evidence-based:
- Face to Face sessions (located in community venues across Hampshire County)
- Virtual Classes (these sessions will be the same as those in the community but will be led by the instructor online via zoom or teams).
- Shapeup4life App (the programme is same as face to face and the virtual and is available on smart devices and is available 24/7).
This forms an important part of the Hampshire weight management pathway (please find attached referral pathway).
- Adults aged 18+ years with a BMI ≥ 30
- Adults with a BMI ≥ 28 for those from Ethnic Minority Groups or those with long-term conditions, Cancer, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Stroke or TIA, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Musculoskeletal disorders, Diagnosed mental illness.
- Must be resident in the administrative county of Hampshire or registered with a Hampshire GP.
Please make referrals directly to the service in the following way:
- Online secure referral forms available at https://shapeup4lifehampshire.co.uk/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 023 8218 0287/ 0800 246 5170
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.