Weight Management Service

Our weight management services offer personal support and advice from one of our pharmacists. If you are unsure what support you need, or haven’t used any of these services before, book an initial consultation to discuss the treatment options available. When used alongside a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise, they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and manage your weight long-term.

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How does it all work?

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Book your appointment

Select the service at one of our branches, at a time and date that suits you. If you are unsure what support you need, or haven’t used any of these services before, book an initial consultation.

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Attend your appointment

Depending on the service you have booked in for, our consultation can take up to 30 minutes. Our pharmacist will provide lifestyle advice and discuss the treatment options so you can make an informed choice, taking your medical history into consideration.

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Start your treatment

After an initial consultation you can pick up your treatment of choice within 24 hours. If the treatment is available in branch, you may be able to begin your treatment there and then. Our pharmacist will then continue to support you throughout your journey.

What is my BMI?

BMI is a measurement of whether you are at a healthy weight for your height, it is the most widely used method and acts as a starting point for further discussion about weight and general health. BMI takes into account natural variations in body shape, giving a healthy weight range for a particular height.

Knowing your BMI result, and therefore, what category it puts you in i.e. underweight, healthy, overweight, or obese will help set goals for managing your weight.

BMICATEGORY
Below 18.5Underweight range
Between 18.5 and 24.9 Healthy weight range
Between 25 and 29.9Overweight range
30 or overObese range

 

A BMI above the healthy weight range can not only increase the risk of heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, it can also cause debilitating issues in everyday life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem.

Get your BMI checked in-store today, book an appointment for an initial consultation with our pharmacist and we'll discuss the options available to help you achieve your weight management goals. It is also important to note that BMI may be an unsuitable way of measuring healthy weight for some individuals, for example athletes who have a high percentage of muscle mass. Our pharmacist will be happy to explain this in more detail to you at your appointment.

If you cannot make it to an in-store consultation, you can also calculate your BMI yourself using the online NHS BMI Calculator

Being overweight can have a significant impact on your health. It can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. By reducing your weight to within a healthy range you can help protect your future health.

Our expertly trained pharmacy teams are on hand to provide you with weight management advice and treatment options where suitable.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

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