Who is Oviva?

Oviva is a provider of NHS services, including dietitians, diabetes specialist nurses, health coaches and psychologists that use technology to make care more convenient and accessible.

We have created a series of expert-led evidence-based programmes to help people with health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes feel healthier and happier.

What makes Oviva unique?

Our remote approach allows us to provide you with high-frequency health care professional guidance and support whenever and wherever you need it. This includes giving you evidence-based information on food, nutrients and food labels, as well as behaviour change techniques and personalised plans.

Scientific evidence shows such an approach can help you to achieve at least equal health outcomes than seeing a healthcare professional face to face with some people able to achieve even better outcomes.

Will my care be affected by COVID-19/coronavirus?

As we are able to provide care remotely, we will be operating business as usual and will endeavour to continue your care and support throughout your time with us. If you are in an area which includes aspects of face to face care as part of your Oviva journey, then you are likely to get additional communication from us advising on how to access this care remotely from home.

Please continue to attend your phone and video appointments as usual and let us know in advance if you are unwell and unable to receive the call.

What is a dietitian?

A dietitian is a qualified healthcare professional who is regulated by the UK Health and Care Professionals Council and whose title is also protected by law. They hold either a four-year degree in dietetics, or a science degree followed by a two-year postgraduate qualification. A dietitian has supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

What is a health coach?

A health coach is an expert in dietary and lifestyle guidance and coaching.  Our team of health coaches have degrees in Nutrition and are certified nutritionists, or they have degrees in Psychology or Exercise Therapy with extensive experience in a health coach role.  At Oviva you may be supported by a dietitian or a health coach depending on your medical history or the complexity of the programme you are following.

Why would your doctor refer you to a dietitian?

According to Dr Frankie Phillips, spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, “GPs refer patients to a dietitian where there is any indication of adverse effects of diet, for example obesity, allergy, poor growth in children, or where dietary intervention may help to control a condition such as diabetes, raised cholesterol or cancer-related anorexia”.

What results can I expect?

We can help you work towards whatever your health goal is in a manageable and sustainable way. If weight loss is your goal, we can help you to reach a healthy weight and arm you with the knowledge to keep it off in the long term. 

Many people who’ve completed our programmes achieve other equally important lifestyle changes, such as reducing their medications, achieving remission of their Type 2 diabetes, having a better relationship with food, and feeling more confident in their ability to make healthy choices. 

Is Oviva available on the NHS?

We’re a proud NHS service provider, available nationally as a part of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme and the NHS Weight Management Programme, where Oviva is offered in select locations across the UK. 

Our programmes are also available for free in over 80 NHS regions throughout the UK. Discover what’s available in your area here

How can I join an Oviva programme?

If you are eligible to join, you can be referred by your GP and in some areas you can sign up directly. Eligibility criteria can vary for each programme.

Do I need a smartphone to access the programme?

You can choose to take part in the programme digitally using our online resources and communicate with your coach via the app, or you can access an offline programme if you don’t have a smartphone or would prefer phone calls. You are in control of how you’d like to take part and so you can interact with your personal coach in the best way for you.

How do I download the Oviva app?

Download the Oviva app via the Android Google Play Store or the Apple AppStore and login using your personal login details sent to you via email. You can also log in by entering your mobile number and date of birth.

How can I log in to my online account on Oviva Learn?

Your Patient Pathway Coordinator will send you an email with your login details and password. Follow the link to www.ovivacoach.com, and copy and paste or type in the 8-letter code in CAPITALS provided in this email.

Can I still use the Oviva app and Learn after the programme?

You will have lifelong access to the Oviva app, online materials and any printed materials given during the programme to support you in sustaining your healthier lifestyle long after the programme ends.

Is my data protected?

Your medical records, including personal information such as name, address, and the content of any communication with your dietitian or coach will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold to third parties, nor distributed. Please read more about how we keep your data secure in our Privacy Statement.

Who can I contact about a safeguarding concern?

Do not hesitate to contact our designated Safeguarding Officer, Claire Fernandes on claire.fernandes@oviva.com.

How is Oviva regulated in the UK?

All Oviva dietitians are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and our nutritionists are AfN registered.  All members of the team undergo regular quality assurance reviews and receive training from our Lead Dietitians and Psychologist on a monthly basis.

Why trust Oviva?

We’ll match you with your own personal health coach who will provide specialist and personalised dietary support just for you over the entire programme

Life is busy. Our programmes are entirely remote with no need to travel, so you can get your one-to-one support wherever you are

Fit appointments around your schedule, even during the evenings or at weekends

Have life-time access to psychological and nutritional advice on our app, to help you gain confidence and keep up positive lifestyle changes long term

Deborah's story

"I’ve always struggled with committing to a weight loss programme, but Oviva Diabetes Remission felt like I had nothing to lose. Everything was provided and really it required very little effort. My goal is to reach a healthy BMI, but I know I have already done something fantastic by reaching the weight I’m at now, and I won’t deny that I feel genuinely really proud of myself for it."
Deborah, 29 from Hull, joined Oviva Diabetes Remission following her annual review with her GP.
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