General practice resources

The free NHS Digital Weight Management programme is available to refer into now from all general practices and pharmacies to members of the public who fit the criteria.

GP referrals

You can only make a referral via e-referral (e-RS).  You will need the NHS Digital Weight Management programme referral templates available to download through the Digital Weight Management programme template site (you’ll need your practice ODS code for access). These templates are available for all three GP IT systems and do not need to be printed and re-scanned in. Please use the templates electronically only.

Please do not edit or change the template as this may result in your referral being rejected.

If your general practice uses Ardens Healthcare, the NHS Digital Weight Management programme e-referral templates have been uploaded on your EMIS and SystmOne IT systems and are ready to use.

You may wish to contact your local data quality team if it would normally be their role to place new clinical templates on your general practice’s IT system.

You can also access the general practice toolkit for more information as well as a patient leaflet and infographic which you can distribute as appropriate.

Pharmacy referrals

All NHS community pharmacies can refer eligible patients into the NHS Digital Weight Management programme. Further information is available on our Pharmacy resources web page.