Your question: Can your GP prescribe slimming world?

Is Slimming World available on the NHS?

The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. Following the suspension of weekly groups as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Slimming World launched a temporary virtual service.

Can I ask my GP for weight loss?

Your GP surgery may refer you to other services, such as local weight loss groups. These could be provided by the NHS, or may be commercial services that you pay for. If it’s appropriate, you may be referred for exercise classes under the supervision of a qualified trainer.

How can I get Slimming World for free?

Free Slimming World on referral

  1. Be a Norfolk resident (or registered with a Norfolk GP)
  2. Be aged 18 years or over.
  3. Have a BMI of 30 and above OR a BMI of 27.5 and above if you are Asian, Black African or African Caribbean.
  4. Not attended a commercial weight management service (such as Slimming World) in the past 3 months.
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Can my GP refer me to Weight Watchers?

Those referred by their GP or nurse will get access to the full range of WW tools, including coaching and workshops, face-to-face meetings, recipe ideas and activity and wellness inspiration, as well as support on the WW app.

How many SYNS can you have Slimming World?

All food that isn’t Free has a Syn value, and you choose how you’ll spend your Syns allowance (usually up to 15 Syns) each day. It could be a glass of wine or beer, a dollop of mayonnaise on a sandwich, or something sweet for dessert. Let’s get you started!

Is Slimming World hard to follow?

Since the Slimming World diet doesn’t restrict any foods, it’s very easy to follow.

What help can a GP give for weight loss?

Your GP can advise you about losing weight safely by eating a healthy, balanced diet and regular physical activity. They can also let you know about other useful services, such as: local weight loss groups – these could be provided by your local authority, the NHS, or commercial services you may have to pay for.

What can I ask my doctor to prescribe me for weight loss?

What drugs are approved for weight loss?

  • Bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave)
  • Liraglutide (Saxenda)
  • Orlistat (Xenical)
  • Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)

Can my doctor give me an appetite suppressant?

Appetite suppressants are drugs designed to curb hunger and, in turn, help you lose weight. The FDA has approved these medications that you can only get with a doctor’s prescription: Liraglutide (Saxenda).

Is Slimming World cheaper for over 60?

11-15-year-olds get free Slimming World membership when they’re accompanied by a fee-paying parent/guardian. Find out more about our Free2Go plan here. 16- and 17-year-olds pay a reduced weekly fee of £4.95/€8.50. members who are over 60 pay a reduced weekly fee of £5.65/€9.50.

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Is duromine available in the UK?

The slimming drug Phentermine has been banned in the UK after fears it could cause heart disease. The drug, marketed as Duromine and Ionamin, has been linked to leakage in the heart valves.

Do Slimming World Consultants get commission?

*Consultants invest in a Slimming World franchise. Quoted earnings are commission levels based on group size.

What is the strongest weight loss prescription pill?

Phentermine-Topiramate extended release (Qsymia) is the most effective weight loss drug available to date. It combines an adrenergic agonist with a neurostabilizer. Daily doses with four strengths start at 3.75/23mg to 15mg/92mg.

Can I get free Weight Watchers on NHS?

The Weight Watchers Referral Scheme, developed through careful piloting, offers the NHS a subsidised package to bring the Weight Watchers weekly support to overweight and obese patients.

Is the NHS weight loss app free?

The app is free, contains a 12-week plan to help you lose weight and is invitingly simple. It helps you calculate your healthy weight range using your BMI and then advises how many calories you should be eating each day to get you to that weight.