Slimming World: Weight Management Support

CamdenIslington

Camden and Islington patients can self-refer (independently or with the support of a clinician) to Slimming World for weight management support.

The scheme provides free membership for 12 weeks. This includes access to weekly, group-based weight management sessions at a local community venue, plus additional support in between group meetings if required. Patients will be supported to make gradual changes towards a healthier lifestyle. 


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Camden/Islington residents and/or registered with a Camden/Islington NHS GP

  • aged 18+ 
  • have expressed a willingness and motivation to change
  • have a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 with or without co-morbidities (BMI≥ 27.5 kg/m2 for black and minority ethnic service users)

and/or

  • have a BMI≥ 25 kg/m2 with a co-morbidity or multiple co-morbidities (BMI≥ 23.0 kg/m2 for black and minority ethnic service users). 

Exclusions

  • patients who have self-funded to attend a weight management service in the last three months
  • patients who are pregnant. 

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Hand to Patient

Complete the Weight Management Referral Form for Islington or Camden (as appropriate) during a patient consultation. Print out or email this form to your patient. The form will provide the patient's BMI and contact information for the patient to self-refer to Slimming World.

Where to find the form

  • Camden
    • For Template Manager practices: Camden EMIS Forms page 
    • For Resource Publisher practices: Within your practice's EMIS system (no import/action needed)
  • Islington ISL global documents > Nutrition & Dietetics

Self-referral

Patients can self-refer by calling:

  • 01773 302 490 if they are a Camden resident and/or registered with a Camden GP
  • 01773 302 493 if they are an Islington resident and/or registered with an Islington GP

Locations

Various community venues across Camden and Islington, see website, below, for details.

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Review date: Thursday, 11 May 2023