...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.

Warwickshire Public Health is very pleased to be commissioning Slimming World. To date, people registered with a Warwickshire GP who have been referred to this free of charge 12 week on referral service, have not only achieved and sustained weight loss, they have reported on how better they feel mentally and physically in many other ways too. The groups they attend are friendly, encouraging and motivating. Working with Slimming World as a company is an absolute pleasure - they have the customer at the heart of everything they do and their collaborative working relationship with Warwickshire Public Health is excellent.

Fran Poole, Health Improvement Performance and Commissioning Lead – Public Health Warwickshire