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Our Programme

Once we have received a referral we will direct the patient to the most appropriate arm of GCWMS. Both services are free to people living in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area who are overweight and have a relevant health condition. 

Community Weight Management Service (in partnership with Weight  Watchers)

  • Patients will be given twelve weeks full free membership to Weight Watchers
  • Patients will follow a programme combining healthy eating, physical activity and behaviour change techniques
  • Patients who successfully attend and lose 5kg will be considered for a further twelve week block.


Specialist Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service 

Assessment: all patients will undergo an initial assessment.

Treatment: GCSWMS is a structured education programme.

Programme Overview: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3


Patients referred to the Glasgow & Clyde Specialist Weight Management Service (GCSWMS) will undergo an initial assessment.
The assessment will include questions about:

  • Diet and weight history
  • Physical health
  • Activity levels
  • Mood and well being
  • Motivation

The initial assessment allows patients to be directed towards the best treatment for them. This may include further assessment with a Clinical Psychologist  or a Physiotherapist.

Assessments are conducted in various venues depending on a patient's weight.

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GCSWMS is a structured education Programme.
Patients are seen in groups of no more than 16 people.
Groups are run at:

Our Programme offers advice on diet, nutrition and physical activity, underpinned by psychological approaches to support patients with their long term lifestyle change.

The standard GCSWMS programme is approximately 2 years long and allows time for losing weight and keeping it off:

Directions to these sites can be found in the Contact Us page.

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Programme Overview

Phase 1         Lifestyle Intervention 

                      Personalised Dietary Prescription

                      600 kcal Deficit Diet



                       Increase incidental lifestyle activity

                       Increase scheduled activity



                       Behaviour change

                       Motivational enhancement

                       Disordered eating

                       Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


Phase 2         Further Weight Loss

                      Low Calorie Diet




Phase 3         Weight Maintenance

                      Learning to keep the weight off

                      Using support in the local



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