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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

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.


New weight loss programme in Stevenage, Watford and Three Rivers

Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service (part of Public Health Hertfordshire) is running a new Weight Loss programme in Stevenage and Watford/ Three Rivers areas. If you have tried Slimming World, Weight Watchers or shape up and nothing has worked, this could be for you:

If you answer yes to the criteria below you may be eligible for this free service. Ask your practice nurse or GP for more details and about a possible referral.

  • Be registered with a GP in Stevenage or Watford/ Three Rivers areas
  • Be over 18 years
  • Have a BMI of 30+
  • Not be pregnant
  • Have attended Slimming World© or Weight Watchers© in last 12 months or had an NHS Health Check with a QRisk2 score of 10 or more

Weight management for men aged 18–60

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