The Weight Management Service in Plymouth is a specialist service for people who are very overweight and would like support to lose weight. To access the program you must be a Plymouth resident with a BMI of over 40, or over 35 with other medical problems.
You will be contacted by letter and offered an appointment to attend an Induction Session which is run by a Specialist Weight Management Nurse. This session will give you detailed information on what you can expect from the service.
The specialist team, which includes nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, clinical psychologist and consultant, will support you with lifestyle changes during a two year, mainly group-based program. This includes physical activity, food portions, label reading and looking at other reasons why people over-eat or are less active. We will also prepare and refer on for bariatric surgery (gastric band and gastric bypass) for those who are interested.
If you are interested in being referred to Weight Management, please contact your GP or Specialist Nurse.
Service Lead: Sarah Hind
Off Madden Road
Plymouth PL1 4JZ
Tel: (01752) 434623
>BMI 40 no co-morbidities
>BMI 35 with co-morbidities (diabetes, infertility, benign intrancranial hypertension, cardiovascular disease)
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