Specialist weight management

Specialist Weight Management

The Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS) is an NHS weight loss service available to those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 and above or 35kg/m2 with associated health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. We are a team of experienced clinicians that specialise in helping people to successfully manage their weight in the long term.

What can we offer you?

We offer you up to 24 months of support that will help you to lose weight as well as giving you the skills and knowledge to keep it off for good.

Who are we?

We are a friendly, approachable and experienced team of NHS health professionals who specialise in weight management. Our team is specially designed to fully support you with all aspects of weight loss. Our service users have access to support from Consultants, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, a Clinical psychologist, Assistant Practitioners and Support workers.

Where are we?

We deliver services in Leigh Health Centre and Claire House Health Centre in Lower Ince, Wigan. We also use other venues such as Platt Bridge Health Centre for hydrotherapy and Platt Bridge Community Centre for some of our group sessions.

When are the clinic and sessions held?

Your initial assessment appointment will be with a weight management specialist. These clinics are held at Claire House Health Centre and Leigh Health Centre at various times across the week. Group support as well as limited clinic-based support will then be offered at flexible times from Monday - Friday (including evenings).

How can you be referred?

You can refer yourself to SWMS through Lose Weight Feel Great by calling 01942 496496. Alternatively you can ask your GP or practice nurse to refer you at your next appointment.

If you would like any more information please call us locally on 01942 483370 or email Specialist Weight Management.

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