Services Database Weight Management Referral Service (Bristol Area)

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The aim of this service is to improve motivation and support for Bristol residents who are overweight or obese to lose weight as part of a weight management action plan.

The service includes pharmacy teams:

  • offering to weigh and take the height of Bristol residents so they can be provided with their body mass index (BMI);
  • referring all clients with a BMI >50 back to their GP for referral into the Tier 3 service managed by the Clinical Commissioning Group; and
  • providing data as required by the commissioner electronically via PharmOutcomes.

Priority areas include:

  • Bristol residents living in areas described as average deprivation to most deprived (quintiles 3, 4 and 5);
  • men;
  • BME groups particularly South Asian, African Caribbean;
  • long term chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis/osteo-arthritis, metabolic syndrome; and
  • mental health diagnosis or a learning disability.

Location of service

Avon LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Weight management

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This service is available in the Bristol area only.