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GP referral for slimming world

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Jamrollypolly Sun 09-Nov-14 00:42:35

Does anyone know if you can get a GP referral for slimming world? I have an appointment with the nurse soon, she mentioned weight watchers on the phone but I've heard lots of positive stories about slimming world and wondered if anyone had been referred by their GP?

Furball Sun 09-Nov-14 06:45:53

Yes - My MIL goes to SW via referal smile

Jamrollypolly Sun 09-Nov-14 14:31:16

My mum was only offered weight weightwatchers. It must vary by different trusts.

Jamrollypolly Sun 09-Nov-14 14:32:03

Was this recently?

Furball Sun 09-Nov-14 14:53:55

within the last 3 months

kezzy13 Sat 27-Dec-14 21:26:29

I was referred by my gp to sw but they are changing the referral system according to our consultant - ask at your docs what the new rules are smile

Sash83 Sun 28-Dec-14 20:24:04

I have just started my GP referral on sw. 2nd weigh in tomorrow. ��
I did not get offered ww but have taken up the gym referral in past

Jamrollypolly Fri 02-Jan-15 21:57:32

I have been refered and hopefully start next week. Sash 83 how are you finding it? Kezzy13 any idea what the new rules are?

Ledkr Fri 02-Jan-15 21:58:50

How overweight do you need to be?

Jamrollypolly Fri 02-Jan-15 22:03:50

Bmi over 30 in my area I don't know if it varies in different areas.

mrso1973 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:13:13

I helped out as a clerk for many years at Weight Watchers meetings and saw a lot of people pass through as GP referrals..please take the opportunity if you you can with WW or SW...I have had a life long problem with my weight and have managed to maintain a healthy weight for 5 years now.. Good luck smile

Ledkr Fri 02-Jan-15 22:14:10

My gp is tight tho. Prescribes practically nothing.
I'd love a bit of help with the gym.

Jamrollypolly Fri 02-Jan-15 23:51:22

Why don't you speak to your practice nurse, that's what I did and she refered me and was very helpful.

Starlightbright1 Wed 14-Jan-15 14:48:12

I tried but was told no..they do a local thing here which is different and doesn't fit in with my hours...They do gym referrals though

angelos02 Wed 14-Jan-15 14:49:27

Why do you need to be referred? I thought anyone could go to SS?

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