Coronavirus: LEIPS update
Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services. This includes the cancellations of face-to-face appointments and suspension of group activity.
We are attempting to contact all patients with a future scheduled appointment. Where possible we are changing appointments to a telephone consultation, and in certain circumstances, a video appointment. Some appointments may be cancelled without a future date being arranged at this stage. If we cancel your appointment you will remain on our waiting list and we will contact you in due course. Some patients may be discharged back to their GP and we will write to you if this is the case.
If you have not heard from us within three days of your scheduled appointment please contact us by emailing email@example.com. If you are unable to use email or your query is urgent, please call the following number: 020 3049 5778. Our phone lines are very busy and there may be a wait for your call to be answered.
If you are an existing patient who has previously been seen in our service and need advice from the team please see below for the appropriate option:
Contact us by email:
- for any queries regarding your appointment or the contact details we have for you
- for advice regarding suitable home exercise routines
- for any queries regarding your diet and nutrition plans.
Contact us by telephone on: 020 3049 5778:
- if you don’t have access to email or our website.
Please note if you leave a message on this number it may be a few days before we are able to respond to your query.
We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you need advice from our team please use the current advice and guidance channels.
We would encourage you to contact our team through advice and guidance before making a new referral. We are vetting all referrals. We are not currently booking routine patients and so there may be a significant delay before seeing your patient. Please consider this before making any referral as our capacity to see new patients is very limited.
Frequently asked questions
Please see our frequently asked questions (FAQs) webpage. If your query is not covered in the FAQs please either email or call us as detailed above (please use email unless your request is urgent).
Launch of new tier 2 Lambeth adult weight management service
Lambeth council has commissioned a new weight management service that launched on 1 April 2019.
The aim of the new service is to provide a tier 2, evidence-based weight management intervention for adult residents in Lambeth (and/or those registered with a Lambeth GP), to achieve and maintain healthy weight.
The new service consists of a 12-week group-based intervention comprising weekly face-to-face diet and nutrition advice and physical activity sessions alongside additional motivational support. The intervention is then followed by a comprehensive exit-programme aimed at sustaining the user’s lifestyle improvement gains.
The referral criteria for the new service is:
- adults (aged 18 or over) with a BMI between 30-35kg/m2 and who have one or more obesity related co-morbidity
- BAME adults (aged 18 or over) with a BMI of 27.5kg/m2 and who have one or more obesity related co-morbidity
- adults (aged 18 or over) with a BMI of between 35-39.9kg/m2.
How to make a referral
Referrals will only be accepted from GPs and via email using the tier 2 referral form (Word 62Kb).
For more information, please contact us via the LEIPS helpline, 020 3049 5242, or by email, GST-TR.ReferralsLEIPS@nhs.net.