NHS Digital Weight Management programme: pharmacy referral
Part of the 21-22 PQS involves community pharmacies raising awareness of the impact weight can have on health. As well as weight management training and targeted conversations with people about healthy weight, pharmacists will also be referring into the new NHS Digital Weight Management programme. The programme offers free online access to a 12-week behavioural and lifestyle plan. With three levels of support and a choice of providers, it is supporting people to manage their weight and improve longer term health outcomes. The programme is available to adults with a diagnosis of diabetes and/or hypertension plus a BMI of 30 or above (or a BMI of 27.5 or above for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds).