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Referral

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Referral criteria


Patients are eligible for the Glasgow & Clyde Weight Management Service (GCWMS) if their BMI is >30 (with obesity related co-morbidities) or >45 with no co-morbidities.

GCWMS only accepts referrals from General Practitioners and hospital consultants/doctors within NHSGGC.

If interested in being referred to the service patients should discuss it with their GP in the first instance.

How to refer

 
Weight management is only successful if people are motivated to change their lifestyle. Please consider if now is the right time prior to referral.

Support for weight management is available for all people within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Find the right level of support for your patient.  
Our preferred method of receiving referrals to the Weight Management Service is by electronic referral via SCI Gateway.

All GP practices within Greater Glasgow and Clyde are being encouraged to use SCI Gateway for referrals to improve quality and efficiency of referral.

We look forward to working with you in supporting your patient in their weight management.

Please could you refer your patient using SCI Gateway.  

https://www.scigw.scot.nhs.uk/web/login.aspx?instance=Live

Please select send to “GGC Weight Management Service”

When you refer a patient, please ensure you give them this Leaflet to opt into the service.

Alternatively you can find the referral form on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Local Enhanced Service (LES) Templates.

Patients Role


Once a referral has been sent by your health professional please phone GCWMS booking centre to arrange an assessment appointment .

Please read the Leaflet your GP gave to you.

If you do not contact the service within two weeks we will assume you do not wish to activate your referral and you will
be discharged.

Booking centre number will be given to you by your referrer and again in a follow up letter by the service.