Weight management programmes

If you need

a little help

with your weight, there are a few


in the NHS

Programme to help you with your weight


The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK offers various weight management programs to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

These programs are designed to support people who are overweight or obese and aim to promote sustainable lifestyle changes for long-term weight management. Some of the weight management programs available through the NHS include:


Sometimes you need to meet local NHS guidelines ahead of a referral to a programme.

In the long run

Weight reduction is only half the battle. You need to think about keeping it off.


1. The NHS Weight Loss Plan. This is a 12-week online weight loss program that provides a structured approach to diet and physical activity. It offers personalized meal plans, exercise routines, and behavior change strategies to support healthy weight loss. 

2. One You. One You is an NHS initiative that provides resources and tools to help individuals make healthier lifestyle choices, including weight management.

It offers apps, tips, and advice on nutrition, physical activity, and mental well-being.

3. Referral to Tier 2 Weight Management Services. Some areas offer tier 2 weight management services that can be accessed through referral from a healthcare professional. These services may include group sessions, one-to-one support, and personalized weight loss plans. 

4. Slimming World on Referral. In some areas, the NHS collaborates with Slimming World, a well-known weight loss organisation, to offer weight management programs on referral. Participants attend group sessions to receive support and guidance for healthy eating and behavior change. 

5. Commercial Weight Loss Programs. In certain cases, the NHS may provide vouchers or discounts to eligible individuals for joining commercial weight loss programs, such as Weight Watchers or Slimming World.


The availability of weight management programs may vary depending on the local NHS services in your area.

To access these programs or find out what is available near you, you can speak to your GP or visit the NHS website to explore the resources and support options provided by the NHS for weight management.

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