Who can access the programme?

The programme offers free, online access to weight management services for those who are:

  • 18 or over
  • 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.
  • Have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.

The programme is only available to people with a smartphone, tablet or computer with internet access.

Local Authorities may offer weight management services that may be more appropriate if the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is not suitable.

Speak to your GP Practice or visit your local pharmacy 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.

You can read more about the programme in our leaflet.