Once we have received a referral we will direct the patient to the most appropriate arm of SWMS. 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)
Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS)
Assessment: all patients will undergo an initial assessment.
Treatment: SWMS is a structured education programme.
Programme Overview: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3
Patients referred to the Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS) will undergo an initial assessment.
Patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to the assessment.
The assessment will include questions about:
Assessments are conducted in various venues across Greater Glasgow & Clyde that are appropriate to patient needs.
Our programme offers expert advice on diet, nutrition and physical activity, underpinned by psychological approaches to support patients with their long term lifestyle change.
The standard SWMS programme aims to support weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. Psychological strategies and physical activity guidance is provided alongside individual dietary advice from a specialist multi-disciplinary team. Lifestyle advice is tailored to patients taking into consideration severe and complex health conditions that may impact upon their ability to make the necessary changes.
Bariatric surgery may be a treatment option for patients who meet criteria, please see guidance below. Patients referred who have previously had bariatric surgery will undergo an initial assessment and an appropriate treatment plan agreed.