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About Us

Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service

Our aim is:

 ‘To establish a weight management pathway of care, from prevention through to the management of severe and complex obesity, which is evidence based and equitable across NHS GG&C Board’

   GCWMS is an award winning service

  • NHS Diamond Healthy Lifestyle Award in 2008
  • National Obesity Forum Best Practice Award 2006

The Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service (GCWMS) is a specialist service for adults, aged over 18 years, served by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Find out more about our team and the structure of our service.

The service includes: 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Whole System Approach to Weight Management


Glasgow & Clyde Weight Management Service (GCWMS) is the Level 3 specialist tier of the Whole System Approach developed by NHSGGC.


This approach recognises the importance of prevention of weight gain and offers a comprehensive service aimed at prevention of overweight to the pharmacological and surgical intervention in severe and complex obesity.

Evidence Based

All programmes and resources within NHSGGC are underpinned by GCWMS evidence base.

Quality Assured

All programme leaders have been trained by GCWMS or their Community Dietetic colleagues to ensure quality and consistency of practice.

How the system works

This Whole System Approach is aimed at supporting the population of NHSGGC to maintain a healthy weight. 

It does this through a range of local support programmes targeted at preventing weight increasing to the next level.

It involves Public Health, NHS, Education and Local Authorities working together.

Access to each level of the system is through BMI category. 

Level 1 Healthy Weight Initiatives

BMI 18-25

Programmes aimed at maintaining healthy weight in the whole population are available at this level  and these can be accessed throughout the community. They range from infant and school programmes , for example Weaning Fayres, Hungry for Success and Active Schools and family and adult initiatives such as  Health walks, Cycle routes and Glasgow Life Programmes for more information see our Local links pages.

Level 2 Community Programmes

BMI 25 or more

This level provides a range of structured programmes for those who are overweight, looking at increasing physical activity, dietary and behaviour change  . These have been developed by the NHS in partnership with local authorities and are delivered in a range of local venues, for more information see our Local links pages

Level 3 Specialist Service

BMI 45 or more and BMI 30 or more with related health conditions

At this level there is direct contact with the GCWMS clinical service. For more information see our programme.

Patient Stories

Find out what our patients have to say about our award winning Weight Management Programme.

 Referral to GCWMS

Find out more about referral into our service.



Health Professionals