Slimming World on Referral

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Camden and Islington patients can be referred to Slimming World on Referral 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 and ≤ 50 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 and ≤ 50 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

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, Other health and care professionals including via health checks, National Diabetes Prevention Programme, health visitors, maternity services, social care, mental health services, smoking cessation services, drug and alcohol services, leisure services

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Weight Management Referral Form Islington (or Camden as appropriate) - Slimming World and email to slimming.world@nhs.net.

Where to find the form

  • Camden: Find the form on the Camden EMIS Forms page
  • Islington: ISL global documents > Nutrition & Dietetics 

Within 24 hours of the referral being sent, the patient will receive a questionnaire from Slimming World, which will need to be completed to process the referral. The questionnaire will be sent to the patient via email (or alternative means if the patient does not have an email address).

Upon completion of the questionnaire, Slimming World will then contact the patient via phone to:

  • register the referral
  • discuss the Slimming World programme
  • help the patient find a Slimming World group at a time and location suitable for them. 
Editable PDF / Word document

Referral methods: Email

RFT versions of the referral forms for Camden and Islington can be found in Downloads, see right.


Locations

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


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