Referring patients

Referring patients to the Specialist Weight Management Service

This service is only able to accept GP referrals made using the NHS e-referrals service (e-RS), e-Referral service selection:

  • Specialty: Health Promotion
  • Clinic type: Weight Management
  • Service: DRSS- Northern-Health Promotion-NEW Devon CCG-99p

Secondary care (non-GP) referrals should be addressed to Michael Titmus, Advanced Practice Dietitian & Clinical Lead for the North Devon Specialist Weight Management Service (clearly stating that referral is for the Specialist Weight Management Service).

The referral criteria:

Patients who are aged 18 years or older who are motivated to lose weight and committed to attendance at regular appointments, with:

  1. BMI greater than 40kg/m2
  2. Newly diagnosed (within the last 4 years) type 2 diabetes and have a BMI greater than 30kg/ m2
  3. BMI greater than 35kg/ m2 and one or more of the following comorbidities:
  • Established (over 4 years) type 2 diabetes or previous gestational diabetes
  • Hyperlipidaemia uncorrected by maximum tolerated doses of Statins
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) after assessment by a GI surgeon
  • Severe Osteoarthritis requiring listing for joint replacement
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Infertility in which weight is a barrier to therapy
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

Last updated: December 12, 2019