What is Lifeshape?

Lifeshape is South Gloucestershire’s tier 2 adult weight management service which aim’s to support adults achieve a healthier weight. Patients that meet the eligibility criteria below can access 12 weeks of support delivered by WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers).


  • Aged 16 years or more
  • If aged 16 to 18 years: Has a BMI equal to or greater than the 98th centile on gender appropriate centile BMI charts, OR other reason stated by the clinician.
  • If aged 18 or above: Has a BMI ≥ 30 (BMI ≥ 28 with co-morbidities or BMI ≥ 27.5 if Black-African, African-Caribbean and Asian family origin)
  • Is Clinically stable
  • Patient is committed to complete the 12-week intervention.
  • Patient is not pregnant
  • Patient does not have a history of or an ongoing eating disorder


As a health practitioner you can refer a patient into Lifeshape using EMIS.

If you have any questions relating to LifeShape please call us on 01454 863020 or email lifeshape@southglos.gov.uk

 PLEASE NOTE:  Face to face WW sessions are currently on hold, replaced in the interim by a digital offer. You or your patient may wish to delay referral if this approach would not be appropriate.

We will update this page when WW delivery returns to normal.