...information for health professionals

Benefits to the NHS

Achieve your targets

Your targets for weight management can be met through Slimming World on Referral. Health improvement targets encourage an initial 5-10% decrease in body weight in 3-6 months, and indeed the latest NICE guidance suggests that a 3% loss can generate positive health outcomes. This is achieved in a significant percentage of patients referred.

Build an audit

Slimming World on Referral provides an evidence base of patient attendance and weight loss. Health practitioners participating in the Slimming World on Referral scheme will receive regular audits free of charge from Slimming World.

Gain time

Slimming World on Referral should help you see less of your patients in every sense. In the long term, the health benefits of weight loss make such a difference in the lives of group members that they should be less frequent visitors to a wide variety of health services.

Long-term financial benefits

Referred patients benefit from noticeable improvements in health and wellbeing. Many Slimming World members report that they require less medication, including anti-hypertensive medication and diabetes treatment, and some no longer require any medication at all once they have lost weight successfully.

The scheme offers useful feedback on patient progress for the referring clinician and outcomes for the commissioner.

John Wilcox, Public Health Development Manager, NHS Nottingham City