Why Weight High Weald Lewes Havens

Why Weight is delivered across High Weald Lewes Havens CCGs. For people with:

BMI 35 with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes.
BMI 35+ with related comorbidity.
BMI 40 without co-morbidities .
GP discretion of BMI 2.5kg/m2 with Asian black African Caribbean patient ethnicity.
Patients requesting weight loss surgery.

Our team will work with you on:

Weight management.
Changing your relationship to food.
Supporting you in making long term changes.
Psychical activity, making the most of the things you do.
Preparing you for weight loss surgery.

Patients entering treatment are offered the following:

An initial telephone interview.
Multi-disciplinary assessment by a Psychological therapist, Dietician, Specialist Bariatric Nurse and an Exercise Facilitator.
A 12 week intensive treatment phase consisting of group, one to one sessions or e-Learning.
A maintenance treatment that lasts for up to 3 months.
Patients identified as bariatric surgery candidates enter a pre-surgical pathway and are prepared for onward referral to Tier 4.


The Dietetic team are trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and deliver behaviour change as part of the dietary programme. The Dietetic team provide psychological support to enhance the work of the psychological therapy team, when helping patients with food choices and eating behaviour. Patient’s weight will be monitored during these contacts.

Group Programme

Research suggests that weight management delivered in a group programme is more effective to achieve long-term weight maintenance and anecdotal evidence from past service users validates this. The group programme will consist of:

Consecutive sessions
12-15 participants in each group
Facilitated by two clinicians
There is an emphasis on behaviour change
Groups are available face-to-face or via online video conference (ZoomTM)

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