1-year programme in south east London (tier 3)

Healthy weight programmes

Our south east London weight management programme is an intensive 1-year course.

This is known as a tier 3 weight management programme. It is for people who are severely overweight and registered with a GP in Bexley, Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark.

The programme includes nutrition education and advice about:

  • changing your eating behaviour
  • mindful eating, helping you to be more aware of how you feel when you eat
  • goal setting
  • psychology
  • exercise

There is a choice of 2 group programmes:

  • balance
  • fast

The balance programme aims for slow, steady weight loss.

The fast programme aims for greater weight loss within the first 3 months. You take in 800 calories a day for 3 months under medical supervision. Healthy eating is reintroduced in months 4 to 6. There are follow-ups for another 6 months.

How to get an appointment

We take referrals from GPs in south east London. Contact your GP to find out if they can refer you.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Phone: 020 7188 2010, option 1

Please call us as soon as possible to change or cancel your appointment.

Before your appointment

The group sessions take place:

  • online
  • by video
  • face-to-face

You can choose which sessions you'd like to attend.

During your appointment

Group sessions take place every 2 weeks throughout the year. You can choose weekday or evening groups.

Both balance and fast programmes include:

  • a review by our doctor
  • exercise led by a specialist, matched to your fitness and mobility
  • support from a psychologist
  • choice of daytime and early evening group sessions
  • online support between group sessions

You have follow-up appointments at 18 and 24 months.

After your appointment

If you need help or advice, please contact us and leave a message for the team.

Last updated: 9 August 2022

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 2010

Email: [email protected]

Address: nutrition and dietetics, 3rd floor, Block B, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

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