...information for health professionals


  • New PHE guidance on weight management services welcomed

    Slimming World welcomes the publication of new guidance from Public Health England to help commissioners and health professionals support patients who are overweight by signposting them to effective evidence-based tier 2 weight management services.

  • 5ps and 10ps raise £25k for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

    Slimming World’s 900,000 members raised £25,000 in just three months for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.  The money will go towards some of the essential refurbishment and redevelopment of the hospital’s new cardiac ward.

  • Politicians and health experts discuss obesity at Policy Workshop

    More than 50 MPs and peers from across the political divide joined health professionals and industry experts at Slimming World’s inaugural Policy Workshop & Parliamentary Reception on March 15th

  • Consultant wins national award for long-term weight management success

    Slimming World Consultant, Jodie Rigby-Mee, from Royal Leamington Spa is celebrating after losing 6st and maintaining that loss for 11 years, winning her the ‘Top Target Consultant 2017’ title in March. 

  • Effectiveness of Slimming World for members with diabetes

    Research exploring the impact of attending Slimming World on diabetes management, medication usage and weight control has recently been published in the journal Practice Nursing.

  • Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight, research finds

    For years public health guidance has suggested that slimmers set themselves a 'realistic' target, usually of losing 5-10% of their starting weight. However, Slimming World are calling on this to be revised to encourage patients to aim for their ‘dream weight’ as new research found that those who set their own ambitious goal lost almost twice as much weight in 12 months.

  • Weight concerns are a six-year secret for overweight men

    Many overweight men may be suffering in silence as they keep their weight worries a secret and delay attempting to lose weight for an average of 6.2 years, UK research presented at Obesity Week in New Orleans suggests.

  • Presentation at UKSBM 2016

    Slimming World's Nutrition and Research team were invited to give a presentation at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) conference in December on recent research exploring the longer-term weight outcomes of members. 

  • Study shows why new mums join weight loss programmes

    Research of new mums, exploring their motivations to lose weight, the impact of social pressure and the effect of attending Slimming World, has recently been published in the British Journal of Midwifery.    

  • Weight fears could cost smokers almost a year of life – and £19,000!

    Smokers are delaying their quit attempts by an average of 7.5 years – during which time they smoke an extra 41,000 cigarettes, costing them £19,270 and 314 days of life – simply because they worry that giving up will lead to weight gain, a survey has shown.