NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme could help you if you are living with obesity in Southall or Hillingdon and also have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.
If this is you, you could benefit from this 12-week programme. It’s free and easily available via a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Simply visit Puri Pharmacy in Southall or Hillingdon and we will support you on your weight loss journey.
How can I join the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme?
- You must be 18 or over.
- You must have a BMI greater than 30. The BMI threshold will be lowered to 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.
- You must have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.
- You must have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access.
What to expect
Obesity is a major risk factor for diseases like type 2 diabetes and cancer, our team at Puri Pharmacy in Southall and Hillingdon can help support you in your weight loss journey.
Obesity is a serious health concern that increases the risk of many other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems, mental health problems, and some cancers.
What happens next?
After you have consented to the programme with our Pharmacist, you will receive a text message within two working days from ‘NHS WMP’.
The text message contains a link to a website where you can learn more and start your journey.
Choose the plan you think will work best for you.
If you do not choose your plan after six weeks, your referral is sent back to the referring healthcare professional.
You will then start your 12-week weight management plan!
You will be supported along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
The programme takes 12 weeks to complete.
You will choose a weight management plan to help you develop healthier eating habits, be more active and lose weight.
Each plan provides recipes and nutrition advice, wellbeing support and tips to boost your activity levels. As an online plan, it can be completed anywhere in your own time.
It is free.
The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme requires a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
If you do not have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer, we can refer you to a local service in Southall or Hillingdon to help support you on your weight loss journey.
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