Tier 3 Weight Management - Information for Patients

Here you will find all the information you will need if you have been referred to our service. It will also help those who would like to know more about how our service works.

You can be referred to our service if:

  • You have a BMI of over 50.
  • You have a BMI of 35-49, with other health problems.  

You can find out your BMI by using the NHS BMI calculator.

You cannot self-refer to our service. You can be referred by:

  • Your GP.
  • A practice nurse.
  • Any consultant doctors you see in the hospital. 
  • A clinical pharmacist. 

To get the most out of our service you must be ready to change and engage with us.  

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Tier 2 Weight Management Services are for people with a BMI of 25 or above.  You can self-refer to Tier 2 Weight Management. 

If you have been referred to us:

  • We will send you a letter asking if you would like to join our service.
  • If you respond to this letter, we will arrange an assessment appointment.
  • This appointment will last about 1 hour.
  • At this appointment you will have an appointment with a Psychologist or Psychotherapist and talk about you, your health, and your weight.
  • You will talk about options which may help you with weight loss.
  • You will have chance to ask questions.
  • If Tier 3 is right for you at this time, you will be booked in for an appointment with a Weight Management Adviser.
  • We offer telephone, video and face to face appointments. 
  • You will work with us for 6 months, sometimes longer. 

About your assessment:

You will have an appointment with one of our Psychologists or Psychotherapists at your assessment. The appointment will last about 1 hour. We will help you to work out some things that might be getting in the way of your weight loss. We will help understand what you may need to do to lose weight over the long term.   

What will I talk about during my assessment? 

  • You will talk about you, your health, and your weight.
  • You will discuss options which may help you with weight loss.
  • You will have chance to ask questions.
  • We will discuss how often you need to attend appointments.
  • We will discuss what types of appointment suit you best.
  • If Tier 3 is right for you, you will be booked in for an appointment with a Weight Management Adviser. 

About Tier 3 Weight Management appointments:

  • You will need to have regular appointments.
  • We have clinics in Derby and Derbyshire. 
  • Appointments are one to one.
  • We offer face to face, telephone and video appointments.
  • Appointments are in office hours 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

About long term lifestyle change and Tier 3 Weight Management

  • You will work with us for 6 months, sometimes more.
  • You need to be ready to make lifestyle changes to benefit from the service.
  • You will need to make permanent (forever) changes to bring about long-term weight loss. 
  • Often our eating habits are related to feelings and thoughts. You may need to talk about these in the appointments. 

Our main 2 clinics are in Derby and Chesterfield. We do also try to offer clinics in the following locations, but these may not always be available:

Clinic Address
Alfreton Primary Care Centre Alfreton Primary Care Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7AH 
Babington Hospital Babington Hospital, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1WH 
Chapel Clinic  Chapel-en-le-Frith Health Centre, Thornbrook Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SJ23 0RG 
Clay Cross Hospital  Clay Cross Hospital, Market Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. S45 9NZ 
Ilkeston Community Hospital  Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, DE7 8LN 
Long Eaton Health Centre  Long Eaton Health Centre, Midland Street, Long Eaton, NG10 1RY 
Staveley Clinic  Staveley Clinic, Lime Avenue, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3JJ 
Swadlincote Health Centre  Swadlincote Health Centre, Civic Way, Swadlincote, DE11 0AE 
Walton Hospital / Lea Hurst  Walton Hospital, Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, S40 3HW 
Welbeck Road Surgery  Welbeck Road Surgery, 1B Welbeck Rd, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6DF 
Coleman Health Centre  Coleman St, Derby DE24 8NH 

 

You can find get lots of information about losing weight and keeping healthy here: NHS Better Health.

If Tier 3 Weight Management isn’t right for you, you might be interested in the free Tier 2 Weight Management services.  

In Derbyshire the Tier 2 Service is called Live Life Better Derbyshire. You can find out more here: Losing weight - Live Life Better Derbyshire.

In Derby City the Tier 2 Service is called Live Well. You can find out more here: Lose Weight | Livewell (livewellderby.co.uk).

If you also have Type 2 Diabetes, you can ask your GP to refer you to our Diabetes Education programmes. You can find out more information about Diabetes Education here.

If you need support with your mental health, you can self-refer to free talking therapy services. In Derbyshire and Derby City these are: 

Trent PTS - Telephone: 01332 265 659.

Vita Minds - Telephone: 0333 0153 496.

Insight Healthcare - Telephone: 0300 555 5582.

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire - Telephone: 0300 123 0542.

Other websites that might be helpful to support you:

Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Services - Mental health helpline and support.

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership - support for people experiencing alcohol or drug related issues.

Cost of Living Support- lots of information and advice, to help make sure that you're getting all the help that you are entitled to.