As you are already aware the Weight Management service has been temporarily suspended since the end of March due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
There are over 500 patients who are registered with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide face to face appointments and are looking at ways in how we can effectively re-establish the service and make contact with you.
The first phase of reopening the service will be to provide review telephone appointments for all our patients. We are planning to organise these over the next few months. We are aware that you may have been waiting for some time for your review and we will endeavour to do our best to contact you over the next few months. Your patience and understanding with this is greatly appreciated.
Please access the Weight Management website for tools and resources to support you. Your appointments will be conducted via the telephone (please do not come to the Cumberland Centre) and appointment details will be sent via text message in the usual way with a date and time. We kindly ask that you refrain from phoning regarding when your appointment might be as unfortunately we do not have the capacity to deal with high volumes of calls at this current time. If you have any other Weight Management queries which can’t be answered by the website please email [email protected] – please be aware that we may take up to 72 hours to respond.
We very much look forward to supporting you in your weight management journey.
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the ways to support our overall health and well-being, but it doesn’t always feel easy. Livewell Southwest has a team of specialists who provide free advice and support to local people about how to improve their diet and achieve a healthy weight for them.
If you are severely overweight and would like support, the Weight Management service is a specialist service that can help. To access the program you must be a Plymouth resident with a BMI of over 40, or over 35 with other medical problems. If your referral is accepted, you will receive an invitation to attend an induction session with a specialist weight management nurse; this friendly and non-judgemental session will give you detailed information about what you can expect from the service.
The specialist team, which includes nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, clinical psychologist and a consultant, will support you with lifestyle changes during a mainly group-based programme. We take a holistic approach; encouraging activity, changing eating habits and looking at how thinking or feeling affects our eating. This service is not available to people under the age of 18, those who are pregnant, people who are not mobile or those who are unwilling or unable to take part in group sessions.
If you are interested in being referred for support from the weight management service, please contact your GP or specialist nurse. If you do not meet the criteria for the weight management service, you may be more suited to the One You Plymouth Eat Well programme. Click here for further information.
If you have undergone bariatric surgery and would like some support information please click here.
Please note: If you have an underlying condition, please seek medical advice before using any of the resources on these pages.
If you would like to be considered for Bariatric surgery you will first need to be referred to our service by your GP.
After a period of assessment and support in our service you will be referred to meet the hospital based team if it is felt you would be a good candidate for surgery. For full information on Bariatric surgery please click here.
Click here for support if you have had Bariatric surgery.