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Hertfordshire County Council

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Weight loss


Local groups:

Your GP can refer you for a free 12 week subscription to Slimming World or Weight Watchers if you meet the following criteria:

Criteria for a free weight loss referral

You must be over 16 years old and have a BMI of:

  • over 30
  • over 27.5 if you're of South Asian origin.
  • over 28 if you suffer from a condition like high blood pressure, diabetes or arthritis.

You should also be motivated to lose weight and able to attend weekly meetings.

You are not eligible if:

  • you're pregnant
  • you have an eating disorder
  • you've attended Weight Watchers or Slimming World in the last 3 months.
  • you've been referred by your GP before.

Watford Football Club is running Shape Up Herts, a free 12 week weight management course for men aged 18–60.