About us

Delivered in collaboration with University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Live Life Better Derbyshire, our Tier 3 Weight Management Service offers a weight management programme to support adults with severe and complex obesity to lose weight across Derby City and Derbyshire County.

Who we are and what we do

We are a multidisciplinary team comprising psychologists & psychotherapists, dietitians, physicians and weight management advisers with specialist knowledge, skills and experience in helping people manage their weight. We provide individualised programmes supporting people to put general weight loss principles into their own life and situation.

We aim to help patients understand the underlying issues that can cause weight gain and promote a lifestyle based approach in which people are encouraged to make small sustainable changes.

Referral Criteria

  • BMI 50 or above
  • BMI 35 – 49 with comorbidities (see referral form for details of comorbidities) and has ideally completed a Tier 2 weight management intervention.

All patients who are referred will also be willing and able to undertake lifestyle change to lose weight.

(For patients who do not meet our criteria, Live Life Better Derbyshire offers Tier 2 weight management services for people with a BMI of 25 or above.

Referral Process

Referrals into the service can be made by GP's, practice nurses and specialist physicians. Referrals from physicians must be copied to the patient’s GP with a request to the GP to send a list of medications and comorbidities to the Tier 3 service. To begin the referral process please download and complete the referral form and send it by email to dchst.swm@nhs.net or to the postal address (right).

What happens next?

Following referral, patients will be invited to opt into our service and attend an assessment appointment at one of our clinics, where follow-up appointments can be arranged. We will keep you informed about the development of individual patients based on our assessment process and their progress over time.

Patient Information and User Guides