NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde provide a Community Weight Management Service in partnership with WW (the new Weight Watchers.)
If eligible for the service you’ll receive a free 12 week WW membership providing access to a blend of in-person and online support. You will be able to attend a weekly ‘Express’ workshop for a Wellness check in with a WW coach who will support you on your weight loss journey. You will also get access to a busy timetable of virtual workshops, delivered online, by WW Coaches and a range of further support through the WW smarthphone app.
If you lose 5% of your body weight in this time you’ll be eligible for a further 12 week free membership.
Use the tabs below to find out a bit more about the service, how to be referred and to hear from some of our members on their experience.
* Covid 19 Update (August 2021) – NHSGGC have been offering, primarily, digital only WW memberships since April 2020. As we begin the process of returning to in-person support we will continue to update our members and referrers on any changes to the service. If you have any questions you can contact our Weight Management Hub on 0141 211 3379.*
WW members follow a programme combining healthy eating, physical activity and behaviour change techniques supporting them to lose weight and develop healthy habits.
Your membership through NHSGGC provides you with access to a timetable of local workshops, held in local venues. These workshops are your opportunity to have a Wellness Check In and be weighed each week by your WW coach, who will support your weight loss journey. The workshop also includes an education session, delivered by your coach, which is your opportunity to learn about different elements of your WW plan and ask questions with the support and encouragement of other members. In addition to these local workshops, you will be able to access a busy timetable of virtual workshops delivered online.
Hear from a local WW coach on her weight loss journey and her experience of the virtual workshops here.
While the virtual workshops are a great opportunity to share with other members, if you do not feel comfortable speaking over Zoom, that’s no problem – you can simply join and listen in to the discussion.
In addition to these local and virtual workshops, you’ll be provided with 16 weeks access to the WW smartphone app which offers the following:
- Tracking of diet/ physical activity/ sleep
- Over 5000 recipes
- Equipment-free workouts
- Social community – 24/7 access to a coach
- Rewards – gain points to unlock prizes
WW coach, Michelle explains what support is available through WW’s virtual workshops and smartphone app.
We think you’ll love being a part of WW, but don’t just take our word for it. Why not check out our Success Stories page below to hear about the experiences of some members who were referred through the Community Weight Management Service.
Our flyer here provides a bit more information on what to expect at a normal face-to-face WW workshop, which we hope will resume in the not too distant future.
NHSGGC Weight Management Services support individuals with existing health conditions that could be improved by losing weight. If you have Diabetes, Heart Disease or have previously had a Stroke and are overweight then you can self-refer by the means below.
Call: 0141 211 3379 (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00 pm)
Or complete our online referral form.
Depending on your criteria (BMI; health conditions) you will be referred to the most appropriate service for you, either the Community or Specialist service.
If you are trying to lose weight but don’t meet the criteria for referral to our services, why not check out our Self Management resource and other services which could support you.
Health Professional Referral
If you’re a health professional, you can refer your patients to Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Services via SCI Gateway here. Please select send to ‘GGC Weight Management Service.’
Alternatively, acute referrals can be made via TrakCare. Instructions for making a referral in Trak can be found here.
Our full referral criteria and guidance can be found here.
General enquires about the service should be made to by phone to: 0141 211 3379 or by email to: WeightManagement.HealthRecords@ggc.scot.nhs.uk