Healthy weight programmes

Referrals

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

We accept referrals from GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals for patients who:

  • are over 18
  • have a body mass index (BMI) above 40, or above 35 with type 2 diabetes
  • are registered with a GP in Bexley, Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark

Your patient needs to have access to the internet using a device such as a laptop or iPad. It must have a video and microphone.

We do not accept referrals for patients who:

  • are pregnant
  • previously failed to complete a tier 3 weight management programme
  • are having cancer treatment, palliative or end-of-life care

GP and practice nurses

You must use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) to make referrals.

You need to select:

  • 'Dietetics' as specialty
  • 'Weight Management' as clinic type
  • 'SEL Tier 3 Healthy Weight Programme' as service name

The referral form is on EMIS or DXS. It is called 'SEL Healthy Weight Management Programme Referral form'.

Your referral must include:

  • recent blood test results
  • blood pressure
  • BMI
  • height

Please check the referral form to make sure you've included all the information we need. We'll reject referrals without all the required information.

Other healthcare professionals

You can email us for the referral form.

Your referral must include:

  • recent blood test results
  • blood pressure
  • BMI
  • height

Please check the referral form to make sure you've included all the information we need. We'll reject referrals without all the required information.

12-week programme in Southwark (tier 2)

We accept referrals from GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals for patients who:

  • are over 18
  • have a BMI of 30 or higher
  • are registered with a GP in Southwark

Your patient needs to have access to the internet using a device such as a laptop or iPad. It must have a video and microphone so they can take part in online group sessions.

We do not accept referrals for patients who:

  • are pregnant
  • have previously failed to complete a tier 2 weight management programme
  • are receiving palliative or end-of-life care

The referral form is available on EMIS or DXS. It is called 'Southwark Tier 2 referral form'.

Please email the completed referral forms to us.

Last updated: March 2022

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