How to access the programme

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme could help you if you are living with obesity and also have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both. If this is you, you could benefit from this 12-week programme. It’s free and easily available via a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

How to start the programme

To start your journey to a healthier lifestyle, you need to speak to your GP or a local pharmacist who can refer you to the programme.

Please note that GP and pharmacy teams may be very busy at this time.

You can read more about the programme in our leaflet or watch this video:

Who can be referred to the programme?

  • You must be 18 or over.
  • You must have a BMI greater than 30. The BMI threshold will be lowered to 27.5 for people from black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds, as we know people from these ethnic backgrounds are at an increased risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI.
  • You must have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.
  • You must have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access.

Speak to your GP practice or local pharmacist today to find out how the programme could benefit you.

If you do not have diabetes or high blood pressure, you may still benefit from the NHS Better Health programme.

This animated video explains what people, who have enrolled on to the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme, can expect from the 12 week programme and how they can make the most of their time on it.

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