This service is available to early adopter practices and due for national roll out from July. If your practice is interested in becoming an early adopter, please contact Clare Driscoll, Primary Care Development Manager, Islington Directorate, NHS NCL CCG.
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.
Referrals to the service will be made from primary care via e-RS. Referrals will be received by a national ‘Referral Hub’ which acts as a single point of access for the programme. The referral hub will:
The offer will work alongside existing borough weight management services provided by local authorities.
The required infrastructure documents are available on your practice clinical system:
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.
See Downloads for the following:
Through the triage system, the programme is particularly focusing on supporting those from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and more deprived communities to access and complete weight management interventions, as well as men and those from younger age groups.
* For example, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that are unmanaged, meaning not on medication and/or not subject to regular clinical review or have not completed a current active management programme such as diabetes management or cardiac rehabilitation.
The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, All primary care clinicians can refer to the service
Referral methods: e-Referrals
Where to find the Digital Weight Management Referral Form
Please refer to the e-RS guide in the download section for details on how to find the service in e-RS.