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Wirral Weight Management Service

Wirral Weight Management Service

About us

 

The Wirral Weight Management Service is FREE, confidential, and offers a tailored, 1:1, personalised support plan for people with a BMI over 40.

 

Our inclusive, friendly service can really help you reduce your BMI and gives you access to a variety of nutrition and dietetics experts that will deliver a personalised multi-disciplinary approach to Weight Management.

 

Meet the Team

 

In addition to a consultant with a specialist interest in obesity and endocrinology and a psychologist the main members of the team who you will meet are:

 

  • Dietitian- Lottie Lee
  • Senior Health Advisor- Lisa-Marie Nag
  • Senior Health Advisor- Anna Ramage
  • Exercise Facilitator- Robert Parr
  • Dietetic Assistant- Caoimhe Farren
  • Co-ordinator- Anne Rowlands

What we do

What we do

 

People who  have a Body Mass Index over 25 are at greater risk of co-morbidities, such as High blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Obesity can also cause a number of other problems, including difficulties with daily activities and serious health conditions.

 

To help get you to a healthy weight, we will tailor a personalised support plan for you.

 

Your plan may include: 

  • behaviour change advice to improve your relationship with food
  • 30-60 minute exercise sessions with an exercise facilitator
  • nutritional education sessions 
  • quarterly (every three months) health plan reviews
  • a full health check including, blood pressure 

 

You may also be seen by a few different experts, find out about what they do below: 

 

 

The Specialist Dietitian will support you to make tailored, individualised changes to your diet and lifestyle.

 

The Dietetic assessments particularly focus on providing behaviour change advice and improving your relationship with food. This helps to ensure sustainable goals are set, achieved and maintained- aiming overall for long-term weight management.

 

You may discuss with the Dietitian an individualised review plan however these normally take place at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.

 

The Dietitian assessments ensure that you are signposted to the relevant member of the multi-disciplinary team at the appropriate time such as the Psychologist, Consultant and the Senior Health Advisors.

 

 

Senior Health Advisors look after your Physiology and provide Exercise Prescription.

 

The initial assessment involves measuring: Blood Pressure, Peak Flow, Sit to Stand test, Quality of Life score, Risk Stratification, Height, Weight, BMI, Body Fat %, Waist Circumference, SMART Goal setting and Exercise Prescription.

 

Review appointments at 3, 6 & 9 months plus discharge appointment at 12 months involves repeating physiology measurements and reviewing goals and barriers.

 

 

The Exercise facilitator provides a wide range of Exercise Sessions at a variety of community locations. These Exercise Sessions include: Body Conditioning, Circuit Training, Gym, Chair Based Aerobics, Park Walks. Each session duration is 30-60 minutes.

 

 

Presents Health Promotion sessions, covering a range of topics within Nutritional Education.

 

The Dietetic Assistant works alongside the Dietitian and presents nutritional education sessions.

 

The short 30 minute sessions provide evidence-based advice in an understandable form and separates the fads from the facts providing you with the tools to meet the goals discussed in your 1:1 Dietetic assessment. 

 

 

Having a BMI over 25 puts you at greater risk of co-morbidities, such as High blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

 

Obesity can cause a number of further problems, including difficulties with daily activities and serious health conditions. 

Contact us

Contact

 

Weight Management Service

Dietetics

Highfield Centre

Victoria Central Hospital

Mill Lane

CH44 5UF

 

Tel. 0151 604 7271

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Referrals

Referrals & Referral Criteria

 

Any adult with a BMI over 40 can be referred electronically by any NHS referrer via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Healthcare professionals can download the referral form here. 

Find out your BMI

Find out your BMI

 

To check your BMI please use the NHS Choices BMI Calculator. 

 

Your BMI result


Underweight


Being underweight could be a sign that you're not eating enough or that you may be ill. If you're underweight, your GP can help. Find out more in underweight adults.

 

Healthy weight


Keep up the good work. For tips on maintaining a healthy weight, check out our food and diet and fitness sections.

 

Overweight


The best way to lose weight is through a combination of diet and exercise. The BMI calculator will give you a personal calorie allowance to help you achieve a healthy weight safely.

 

Obese


The best way to lose weight is through a combination of dietand exercise and in some cases medication. Contact your GP for help and advice.

 

To check your BMI please use the NHS Choices BMI Calculator.

Last Updated: Friday, 29 September 2017 10:12

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