In the past year it's been easier than ever to gain weight, with little to do but bake in Lockdown, doing our bit, 'eating out to help out', but where has that got us, well some of us, bursting out of our '16s'.
But we have good news help is at hand in the form of FREE 12-week weight management assistance.
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
The NHS have procured 6 commercial providers to assist the country including Slimming Word, you will need a smart phone or computer. The programme offers free, online access to weight management services for those who have a BMI greater than 30 and who also have diabetes or high blood pressure, or both. The BMI threshold will be lower at 27.5 for people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, as we know people from these ethnic backgrounds are at an increased risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI.
Take That Step
This is local and offers a prescribed physical activity plan with classes in local leisure centres or by Zoom. The service is free to local patients who are 18 and whose:
- BMI (Body Mass Index) equal to or greater than 30 BMI or
- BMI (Body Mass Index) equal to or greater than 25 AND from a black or minority ethnic group or
- BMI (Body Mass Index) equal to or greater than 25 and with some comorbidities including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or hypertension
Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme
Preventing Diabetes - Patient Stories
BMI healthy weight calculator
How do you begin?
If you fit the criteria for referral, Send us an admin query with your height, weight and preferred choice as above and we'll sign you up!