The Tier 2 weight management programmes are 12-24 week exercise and lifestyle programmes often provided by local councils, consisting of a variety of group sessions and occasionally 1:1 sessions as well. The first 12 weeks are the standard offer, with the second 12 weeks being dependent on a 5% weight loss. They are always free and have the criteria of 18+ and a BMI of over 30, or 25 where there are additional health risk factors present.
NHS North Yorkshire CCG: Tier 3 Weight Management Commissioning Policy
The Adult Tier 3 Weight Management Service, also referred to as the Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS), is a multi-disciplinary, intensive, secondary-care based programme, designed to support adults with severe obesity and complex needs who require a more individualised approach than the Tier 2 service has previously been able to offer them.
The programme is typically 6-12 months and will potentially include input from a physician (either consultant or GP with a specialist interest), specialist nurse, specialist dietitian, psychologist, psychiatrist and physiotherapist. You can view the CCG's commissioning statement, here.
The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme supports adults living with obesity who also have a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension or both, to manage their weight and improve their health. The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is a 12-week online behavioural and lifestyle programme. People can access it via a smartphone or computer with internet access.
Healthy Weight Pathway for Children, Young People and Families in North Yorkshire
This resource has been developed in partnership by North Yorkshire County Council, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and York Teaching Hospitals Trust, to support professionals in navigating the children and families obesity offer in the County. The resource builds on good practice and offers evidence-based standardised guidance for practitioners to help them identify and raise the issue of overweight and obesity, deliver healthy lifestyle brief advice, and know how and where to signpost their service users for further information and programmes that help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight.