The National Medical
Weight Loss Programme
We are proud to be a certified partner of The National Medical Weight Loss Programme (NMWLP) and offer you medical support, advice, education and treatment options to help you on your weight loss journey. Approved by nursing and obesity associations, NMWLP is a medically supervised and holistic route to weight loss for those who are overweight or obese.
We can help you
Control your appetite
Reduce portion sizes
Released stored fat
Develop positive habits
What is NMWLP?
Designed as a medically supervised and holistic route to weight loss for those who are overweight (BMI 25 - 29.9) or obese (BMI over 30), we are able to provide a multi-disciplinary approach. This will help you to develop new thinking around what you eat, your relationship with food and cravings, the type of exercise you undertake, including providing help with joint problems which may be stopping you from exercising, nutritional supple-mentation and hormone therapies where required, as well the option to provide UK licensed and FDA approved medications to assist with weight loss, where suitable following a medical consultation.
You may have tried many options to achieve weight loss, including well known diet plans and slimming classes, such as Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Fitness Pal, Atkins, 5:2, Keto etc. The NMWLP can also work alongside these and we often find that GPs and other practitioners refer people onto our programme who are still struggling to achieve significant weight reduction and long-term weight management.
How does the NMWLP work?
The first step is a full medical consultation where we take some measurements and discuss your overall health and well-being, as well as your struggles with weight. This is a requirement in order to undertake the NMWLP and gives you and our practitioner an opportunity to fully explore the weight management options available to you, which may include the use of medication, alongside diet and exercise plans, for example.
Should you be suitable for the use of medication, this will involve a simple and painless injection which is self-administered each day or week (depending on your treatment choice), using an easy-to-use pen that is pre-filled with the medication.
Both the daily or weekly treatment options mimic the action of the body's natural hormone (GLP-1) which regulates appetite and food intake. GLP-1 is released in the gut after eating, and makes you feel full, hence your appetite is reduced. It also de-lays the time it takes for the stomach to empty, keeping you feeling full and satisfied for longer. This leads to lower calorie intake and subsequent weight loss. By reducing your appetite, and following the NMWLP advice, it will help you keep to the calorie controlled diet of your choice, or one provided by our team, to help you easily achieve your weight loss goals.
Who can have treatment?
The NMWLP offers a programme of lifestyle and treatment options for controlling and managing weight in those who are overweight or obese, which may include the prescription of medicines to help reduce weight, if deemed suitable during your consultation.
Medicines that are prescribed for weight loss, must be used in conjunction with diet and exercise plans, are for adults aged between 18-75 who have a BMI of 30 or above, or a BMI of 27 when there are any other weight-related health issues present, such as high blood pressure, abnormal levels of fats (lipids) in the blood, or breathing problems during sleep (obstructive sleep apnoea).
If any of the following apply, you will not be suitable for the pre-scribed medications, but we may still be able to provide other lifestyle, nutritional and medically supervised treatment options for you:
Allergy to any of the product components
Pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breast feeding
History or family history of medullary thyroid cancer
History of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2
Severe kidney disease
Severe heart failure
Severe inflammatory bowel disease
Disease of the liver, pancreas or gallbladder
Severe depression, schizophrenia or eating disorders
Already taking insulin, other GLP-1's or DDP4 inhibitors
Are there any side effects?
Following a consultation and assessment of your suitability for the prescribed medication, you can start to take it. All medicines come with the risk of minor and short-term side effects in some people, which is why the NMWLP is a medically supervised pro-gramme where you can be monitored throughout. The most common side effects are nausea, indigestion, constipation, or diarrhoea. However, these usually settle after a short period of time.
Please remember, our team are always on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have when embarking on the NMWLP. By losing weight you are reducing your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases, but more importantly, the controlled and successful weight loss will help you to feel much happier and healthier, with improved well-being and joy for life.
How can I join the NMWLP?
You must first complete an online medical assessment and undertake a full medical consultation to ensure that we can dis-cuss all the options available to help you lose weight safely and successfully, which may include the use of prescription medicines if our practitioner believes that you are suitable and it is safe for you to use then.
Simply call or email the clinic to make an appointment or to discuss any further questions you may have about how the NMWLP can help you on your weight loss journey.