• Home
  • Services
  • Healthwise Adult Weight Management Programme

Healthwise Adult Weight Management Programme


Healthwise's 12-week lifestyle weight management programme (tier 2) is a group weight loss programme for overweight or obese adults, delivered in accordance with NICE guidelines. 

The programme comprises of a weekly, one-hour nutritional session at a local leisure centre. The delivery of each session focuses on goal setting, facilitated discussion, social interaction and support, with the ultimate aim of promoting healthy eating. Participants are also signposted to structured physical activity sessions to encourage an active lifestyle.

The Healthwise approach embeds motivational interviewing in its delivery to ensure that the programme not only informs and upskills participants, but more importantly elicits meaningful and sustainable changes in lifestyle behaviours. 

All patients referred to Healthwise by a GP or healthcare professional will require a membership (£20 per month or £4 pay or play) to participate in the programme. They must also agree for their data to be shared (see Community Services Data Set from NHS Digital in External Links for more information).  

Eligibility criteria


  • Barnet resident or registered with a Barnet GP
  • aged 18+
  • BMI 30 - 40kg/m2 or BAME >27.5 - 40kg/m2.


  • pregnant or breastfeeding
  • diagnosed eating disorder
  • co-morbidity or underlying medical cause of obesity which requires medical intervention
  • any type of bariatric surgery within the past two years
  • under the care of a bariatric service
  • unstable/uncontrolled moderate/severe mental health condition.

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Healthwise Referral Form and send to gllbarnet.referrals@nhs.net

Where to find the form  

BAR Global Documents > Referral Forms (BAR GLOBAL) > Healthwise Referral Form

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Healthwise Referral Form and send to gllbarnet.referrals@nhs.net


Burnt Oak Leisure Centre

Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre

Finchley Lido Leisure Centre

Hendon Leisure Centre

New Barnet Leisure Centre

Provided By

Service Feedback

Enhanced Services View All

Pathways View All

General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Navigating Self-Care

Urgent & Emergency Care

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Wednesday, 02 August 2023