Losing Weight


Slimming World – free for NHS Staff


Working Well is offering a FREE 12 week subscription to Slimming World for Gloucestershire NHS Staff who meet the criteria below.

  • Live in the Gloucestershire Council Area
  • GP based in Gloucestershire
  • BMI over 30kg/m2
  • BMI =>28kg/m2 with a significant comorbidity such as insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis or depression
  • Patients must also be 18 years of age or over and ready to commit to the programme
  • Pregnant women with a BMI of =>30 at their 12-week booking appointment can also access the scheme, which supports them to make healthy lifestyles changes and avoid excessive weight gain during their pregnancy. The data for these referrals is analysed separately.

If you qualify, please call Working Well to book your appointment for an assessment on 01452 894480 or send an email to workingwell@nhs.net

NHS Choices Weight loss plan



NHS Choices 12 week weight loss guide combines advice on healthier eating and physical activity.

You get a brilliant information pack for each week of the plan, which is full of advice and tips, plus a brilliant stick-it-on-the-fridge planner to help you track your weekly progress.

This plan nas been developed in association with The British Dietetic Association.

Use this link to access the plan.

Getting started

The links below provide the tools and knowledge you’ll need from day one on the plan. Before you download Week 1, it’s worth taking a look so you can:

• Try our free calorie checker
• Work out how much weight you need to lose
• Learn how to count calories on the plan
• Line up some non-food rewards to celebrate your progress along the way
• Make the best start on the plan with our 12 weight loss tips
• Find out how other people have lost weight on the plan
• Sign up for weight loss email support


You are urged to seek the advice of a health professional before starting on any weight loss programme.


Download Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Leaflet on Weight Management:

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