Digital Weight Management Programme

NCL Wide

The programme is a 12-week digital weight management offer with three levels of support available and a choice of providers. It is designed to give service users a personalised level of intervention to support them to manage their weight and improve longer-term health outcomes.

The three levels of support aim to reduce health inequalities by providing additional coaching for groups who are less likely to complete behavioural and lifestyle programmes.

  • Level 1: access to digital content only
  • Level 2: access to digital content plus 50 minutes of human coaching over the 12 weeks
  • Level 3: access to digital content plus 100 minutes of human coaching over the 12 weeks

Social Prescribing Link Workers

Referrals from practice clinicians to social prescribing link workers are encouraged where the patient may benefit from a discussion about readiness for a weight management programme. Social prescribing link workers can also support patients who may be digitally excluded and connect with local offers for digital support.


Resources

See Downloads for the following:

  • weight management infographics outlining the various programmes that are available in each borough
  • NCL Digital Weight Management Programme early adopter practice training webinar

Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Referrals to the programme are only for people that meet the following criteria:

  • are over the age of 18
  • have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more (adjusted to ≥27.5 for people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds)
  • have a diagnosis of diabetes (type 1 or type 2), hypertension or both.

Exclusions

Any person that meets any of the following exclusion criteria should not be referred to the programme:

  • recorded as having moderate or severe frailty
  • is pregnant
  • has an active eating disorder
  • has had bariatric surgery in the last two years
  • people for whom a weight management programme is considered to pose greater risk of harm than benefit.

For people aged over 80 years old, the referrer will need to confirm on the referral form that a weight management programme is considered likely to pose greater benefit than harm.


How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Complete the form called:

  • Digital Weight Management Referral Form - NCL - NHSE (v1, July 2021)

Where to find the form  

  • Barnet: BAR Global Documents > Referral Forms (BAR GLOBAL) 
  • Camden:
    • For Template Manager practices: Camden EMIS Forms page
    • For Resource Publisher practices:  Within your practice’s EMIS system (no import/action needed)
  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > Digital Weight Management
  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics 
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics 

Please refer to the e-RS guide in the download section for details on how to find the service in e-RS.


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Weight Management Programme

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Review date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023