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Weight management

There are many weight loss and weight management programmes that are available to help people to lose the pounds and to keep them off.

Everyone is different, so depending on personal circumstances a person may get along fine with a few tips or maybe some signposting to some activities and organisations.

If something a bit more structured or intensive is needed to succeed, there are options there too.

On this pages we've gathered together information for the different parts of the Frimley Health and Care area, including referral information to support you.

Free online options:

NHS Better Health
Free online tools and support to help people lose weight and get active.
NHS Weight Loss Plan
Free 12-week diet and exercise plan, available as an app on the App Store, Google Play, or as a printed version.
Couch to 5k
A 9-week running plan for beginners with each week involving 3 runs. Available online and on the App Store or Google Play.
Active 10
Free walking tracker app available on the App Store or Google Play.

Lifestyle Interventions

National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) NHS Digital Weight Management Programme Low Calorie Diet
A nine-month supported lifestyle intervention for people with Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (NDH). Referral via HCP (referral form on DXS GP referral system) or self-referral using Know Your Risk tool.

Digital support (via smartphone or other internet-accessible device) for adults living with obesity AND either diabetes, or hypertension (or both), to help manage weight and improve health.
Open to people with Body Mass Index of 30 or above (or 27.5 or above for Black, Asian or Minority ethnic groups).
Referral by HCP via form on DXS.

A one-year programme for people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the past 6 years and have a Body Mass Index of 27 or above (or 25 or above for people of Black, Asian or minority ethic origin) which includes 12 weeks total diet replacement. HCP referral (referral form on DXS). Food-based low energy / carbohydrate diet for people with Type 2 diabetes. Referral via HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS).

 

Because of the way weight management services are funded, while they are broadly similar they may differ slightly from place to place. Click on the relevant area below to see details of services.

Weight Off Your Mind Weight loss programme for anyone who needs to lose weight for health reasons.
Referral via HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS).
Low Carb Diet Food-based low-energy/carbohydrate diet for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Referral via HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS).
Everyone Health

A 12-week programme with weekly nutrition and physical activity sessions for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above (or 27 or above for individuals with certain health conditions, or high-risk or Black or minority ethnic group).
Referral via HCP (referral form on DXS).

ShapeUp4Life (Hampshire only) A free 12-week weight management programme for Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above (or 28 or above for individuals with specified long-term conditions, or Black or minority ethnic groups). Available via referral by healthcare professional or by self-referral.
One You Surrey (Surrey only) Offers a range of programmes including 12-week weight management programme, digital weight loss programme Gloji, Slimming World or MAN v FAT. For patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above (or 27.5 or above for Black or minority ethnic groups). Available via HCP referral (referral form on DXS) or self-referral.
The Health Coach (Aldershot only) Behaviour change programme for people in Aldershot with pre-diabetes and a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 28.
Available through HCP referral.
MAN v FAT (Hampshire only) For men with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27.5 or above who want to lose weight, improve fitness and play football with like-minded men.
Available through self-referral via the website.
Weight Off Your Mind

Weight loss programme for anyone who needs to lose weight for health reasons.
Referral via HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS).

Low Carb Diet Food-based low energy/carbohydrate diet for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Referral via HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS).
Thrive Tribe Gloji app with 12-week weight loss plan for BMI 30+ (27+ for BAME groups). Self-referral via website.
MAN v FAT

For men with BMI 27.5+ who want to lose weight, improve fitness and play football with likeminded men. Self-referral via website.

ShapeUp4Life

A 12-week weight management programme for people who want to lose weight.
Delivered via an app, by virtual courses and in the community that supports people to lose weight and keep it off long term.
Available on self referral.

Weight Off Your Mind A Weight loss programme for anyone who needs to lose weight for health reasons. Referral via HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS).
Low Carb Diet

Food-based low energy/carbohydrate diet for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Referral via the HCP to BHFT Community Dietician (referral form on DXS). Referrer must be patient's medication prescriber.

One You Surrey Offers a range of programmes including 12-week weight management programme, digital weight loss programme Gloji, Slimming World or MAN v FAT. For patients with Body Mass Index of 30 or above (27.5 for Black and minority ethnic groups).
Available through HCP referral (referral form on DXS), or self-referral.
Slimming World

For patients with Type 2 diabetes with a Body Mass Index of 30 or above.
HCP provides form with telephone number for patient to self-refer (form on DXS).

Tier 3: Specialist service

For residents in Bracknell Forest, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough, there is a speciality obesity service weight loss programme provided via the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The service is only for patients who meet the criteria for Tier 4 and intend to progress to bariatric surgery. Referral via ERS.

For residents of North East Hampshire and Farnham, a focused programme of weight management is provided via Spire Southampton Hospital which, in addition to diet, includes exercise and psychological support. Referral via ERS.

Tier 4: Bariatric Surgery

For patients in Bracknell Forest, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough, surgery is provided by the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Referral via ERS.

For patients in North East Hampshire and Farnham, surgery is provided by Spire Southampton Hospital. Referral via ERS.

For patients in Surrey Heath, surgery is provided by St Peter's Hospital. Referral by ERS.