Obesity module 1: management in primary care

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Hampshire appendix

Three programmes are available for NHS referral in Hampshire:

  • WeightWatchers
  • Slimming World
  • Health Trainers (a local provider)

People have to meet the following criteria:

  • 16 years and above
  • BMI >30 kg/m2 with one or more of the following co-morbidities:

– cardiovascular disease

– high risk of cardiovascular disease

– type 2 diabetes

– metabolic Syndrome

– surgery or medical intervention dependent upon weight loss

  • BMI >28 kg/m2 in South Asian population with one or more of the above co-morbidities

This service does not accept people who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have eating disorders
  • Have been a member of Weight Watchers or Slimming World within the last sixmonths
  • Have special dietary needs, e.g. coeliac disease
  • Have type 1 diabetes

Data from NHS Hampshire: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/slimming-referral-newsletter-latest.doc