A summary of tier 2 and specialist adult weight management services to support South Gloucestershire residents achieve a healthier weight

Gloji

Eligible patients can access a 12-week digital programme which offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing with no dieting restrictions or point systems with access to a virtual gym and the option of 1:1 mentor support.

Eligibility

  • Aged 18 or more
  • Has a BMI ≥ 30 (BMI ≥ 28 with co-morbidities or BMI ≥ 27.5 if Black-African, African-Caribbean, and Asian family origin)
  • Patient is not pregnant.
  • Is Clinically stable
  • Does not have a history of or an ongoing eating disorder.
  • Confident using digital devices and self-motivated

Referral

Patients can self-refer to Gloji via the website www.gloji.co.uk and by selecting South Gloucestershire under the sign-up page

If you have any questions relating to Gloji please call 0800 054 1190 or email support@gloji.co.uk

MAN V FAT Challenge

Eligible patients can access a 14-week home-based programme that supports men to lose weight, based on the core principles of Nutrition, Exercise and Building Healthy Habits. Members work as a team to score points for completing challenges with support from the MAN v FAT Community and an experienced Coach.

Eligibility

  • Over the age of 18
  • Male
  • Has a BMI ≥ 25
  • Is Clinically stable
  • Does not have a history of or an ongoing eating disorder

Referral

Patients can self-refer to MAN V FAT via the website manvfat.com/south-gloucestershire/  and by entering the promotional code SOUTHGLOS

If you have any questions relating to MAN V FAT please call 0345 163 0042 or email challenge@manvfat.com

Weight Assessment and Management Service (WAMS)

A specialist service for patients with severe or complex obesity, based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The WAMS usually offers support over a 6 to 12-month period.

Eligibility

  • Over the age of 18
  • Registered with a BNSSG GP
  • Has a BMI ≥40 or ≥35 if co-morbidities
  • Patient has previously attended weight loss interventions over a 2-year period but failed to achieve/maintain weight loss unless BMI is ≥50.

Referral

Referrals can be made via the standard Tier 3 proforma which can then be submitted via e-referral.

If you have any questions relating to WAMS please email bnssg.ifr@nhs.net or visit remedy pathway (bnssgccg.nhs.uk).

NHS Digital Weight Management Programme (DWMP)

A 12-week digital intervention with access to three levels of support; digital content only or digital content with 50 or 100 minutes of human coaching.

Eligibility

  • Over the age of 18
  • Has a BMI ≥30 (≥27.5 for people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds)
  • Has a diagnosis of diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) or hypertension or both.

Referral

Referrals can be made via a e-referral template on EMIS.

If you have any questions relating to the NHS DWMP please email england.wmp-prevention@nhs.net or visit NHS England » The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme.

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

For patients at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A tailored programme to support patients to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. As well as guidance on making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity levels.

To find out more about the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme visit: Pre-Diabetic Weight Loss Diet Plans | WW UK (weightwatchers.com)

Eligibility

  • Over the age of 18
  • Has a BMI ≥30 (≥27.5 for people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds)
  • Has a diagnosis of diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) or hypertension or both.

Referral

Referrals can be made via a e-referral template on EMIS.

The NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme

The NHS is delivering a new programme which provides a low calorie diet treatment for people who are living with overweight or obesity and type 2 diabetes.

There are a limited number of places available locally.

If successfully referred patients will:

  • Be offered total diet replacement products including soups and shakes consisting of up to 900 calories a day for up to 12 weeks.
  • Alongside this patients will receive support for 12 months including help to re-introduce food after the initial 12-week period. Depending on where patients live, this will either be delivered:
    • in groups (online or in person)
    • one-to-one (online or in person), or
    • digitally/remotely via an app, online or over the phone

To find out more about the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme visit:  NHS England » Low calorie diets to treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes

Eligibility

  • Over the age of 18
  • Has a BMI ≥27 (≥25 for people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds)
  • Has a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years

Referral

Referrals can be made via a e-referral template on EMIS.