Weight management

  • Slimming World

    You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

    Slimming World

  • Weight Watchers

    Meetings, online or a little bit of both. They’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

    Weight Watchers

  • BMI calculator

    The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy.

    NHS: BMI healthy weight calculator

  • ZOE

    Podcasts on nutrition and gut health research from ZOE.

    Losing weight is challenging.


  • Health App Library

    You are one click away from hundreds of apps that can help you with your health and wellbeing.
    All the apps in your Health App Library have been tested (assessed) by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA).
    Start browsing your Health App Library now by using the search bar at the top.


  • Fixing Dad

    Fixing Dad is a positive story of hope showing the recovery of a man from type 2 diabetes and the associated health complications. When their dad Geoff was getting his affairs in order and the threat of diabetic foot amputation loomed, film-makers Anthony and Ian Whitington decided to step in.

    Fixing Dad

  • Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission

    The NHS and its partner Diabetes UK are delivering a new programme which provides a low calorie, total diet replacement treatment for people who are living with type 2 diabetes and obesity or overweight.
    You can be referred to this programme if you:
    – Are aged 18 to 65 years
    – Have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes within the last 6 years
    – Are not currently using insulin
    – Have a BMI of 27 or more, or 25 for people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds
    – Have had an HbA1c blood test in the last 12 months with a result of 43-87 if you are taking diabetes medication, or 48-87 if you are not taking diabetes medication
    – Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
    – Do not have some other illnesses (ask your diabetes nurse)
    Ask to speak with your diabetes nurse if you would like to be referred.

    The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme Leaflet.

    Causes of diabetes
    How to achieve remission

  • NHS Digital Weight Management

    If the face-to-face meetings offered by Slimming World aren’t for you, this app, tablet or computer-based 12-week programme may better suit your lifestyle.

    You can choose your preferred weight management plan from options including digital support and 1:1 coaching sessions.

    It is available to people who are 18 years and over and
    – Have a BMI of 30 or more, or 27.5 for people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds
    – Have diabetes or high blood pressure
    – Can access a smartphone or tablet or computer, and have an email address

    Please contact the surgery if you would like to be referred.

    NHS England: How to access the programme
    Digital Weight Management Programme Leaflet

  • Ki-Activ

    Ki-Activ is a 12-week programme of personalised and guided online physical activity support.
    Ki-Activ is available those aged 18 years or over:
    – With a BMI of 30 or more, or 27.5 for people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds
    – And with pre-diabetes or diabetes
    – And with high blood pressure
    – Also for those aged over 40 who have COPD.

    If you feel this programme would suit you, but you don’t meet the above criteria, please talk to a GP, Practice Nurse of diabetes nurse. There may be some flexibility in who can be referred.

    Websites and leaflets
    Vimeo Video
    Ki-Activ Patient Leaflet

  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

    The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is a 9-month programme to build consistent lifestyle changes for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
    Eating well, moving well and taking charge of your health.
    You can participate in face-to-face group sessions or virtually. The first 6 sessions are fortnightly and the remaining sessions are monthly.

    You can sign-up if you are aged 18-75 and:
    – Have had an HbA1c blood test in the last six months with a result of 42 – 47 mmol/mol
    – Or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes
    – Not currently pregnant


    The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme story

  • Healthy Lifestyles Service

    Healthy Lifestyle Coaches work with patients to collaboratively identify small changes that can be made in lifestyle and provides motivational support to achieve lifestyle goals.

    Find support for:
    – Stopping smoking – Anyone aged 12 and over
    – Managing your weight – For those with a BMI of 25 and over
    – Being more active – For those who currently do less than 150 minutes of activity a week
    – Drinking less alcohol
    – Well-being

    0800 122 3788