National Medical Weight Loss Programme
The staff at The Skin to Love Clinic have partnered with the National Medical Weight Loss Programme (NMWLP) to offer medical weight loss support and advice to patients who would like to lose weight, following training and advice from Dr Matt Capehorn, who has many years’ experience in treating obesity.
We have established an NMWLP clinic within our existing clinic.
How big is the problem in England?
In England, almost two-thirds of adults are living with excess weight for their height (BMI greater than 25kg/m2); this puts those people at risk from premature death and associated disease.
A 2019 health survey carried out in England stated that the total number of people overweight and obese was 64.3% of the population, with men being more likely to be in these categories than women (67.2% compared to 61.5%). This trend is rising.
One in eight people are morbidly obese categorised as a BMI of 40 and above.
It is estimated that, following current trends, by 2050 90% of adults in the UK will be overweight or obese.
What the medical weight loss programme offers:
We will help to educate you in basic nutrition and the principles of medical weight loss.
We monitor your prescription weight and blood pressure, and carry out a body mass analysis at each visit and support you to achieve your weight loss goals. For patients with a BMI of 30 and above they may benefit from prescribed medications that can help to reduce the cravings that often cause people to break a diet.
Doctors and nurses can use UK-licensed and FDA-approved medications to assist with medical weight loss.
If you would like to have a consultation, please click here and fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
I Could Use Some Help To Lose Weight