NHS Digital Weight Management

About NHS Digital Weight Management

NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is part of a national programme. The free remote programme provided by Oviva is a highly engaging app-based digital service with 1-to-1 coaching from a dedicated dietitian. This support is available from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you.

This is a digital support programme for people living with obesity and either diabetes or hypertension, or both.

How to join

Who can join?

  • People aged 18 or over
  • People who are not pregnant
  • People with a BMI greater than 30. The BMI threshold will be lowered to 27.5 for people from black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds, as we know people from these ethnic backgrounds are at an increased risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI
  • People with a confirmed diagnosis of diabetes, high blood pressure or both
  • People with a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access
  • Those who are motivated to change their lifestyle and can commit to the 12 week programme
  • Registered in an area where Oviva is available

Why should I join?

1-to-1 coaching with your own coach

Peer group chats

Improve your diet and exercise habits

Available on the NHS at no cost to you

How we can support you

Why Oviva?

At Oviva, we will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your needs. As part of your plan, you will be matched with either a personal health coach or a community group made up of people also on the programme to support you in making changes.

The provision of Tier 3 weight management services varies across the UK, and there are multiple barriers to attendance.
Getting started

First, we will discuss your previous medical history. We’ll ask questions about your eating habits, your everyday life and your environment to understand more about who you are. Together we’ll set realistic goals and a plan to achieve them over the course of the programme. Our mission is to support you to create new healthy habits for both your body and mind.

How can I join?

1. Contact your GP practice

Speak to your practice to confirm you are able to join the programme.

2. Choose Oviva

If you’re eligible, tell your GP you’d like to pick Oviva from the list of service providers.

3. We’ll be in touch

We’ll process your GP’s referral and then contact you to set up your Oviva app and Learn account.

Your questions answered

What is the NHS Digital Weight Management programme?

NHS Digital Weight Management is a free service to help people in your area transform their health and improve their weight management. As a 100% remote service, you can take part in the programme from the comfort of your own home via phone or app appointments, and receive personalised support from a health coach at a time that suits you.

What happens on the programme?

When you join, we will assess your needs and provide you with your own personalised healthcare plan that makes sense for you. As part of your plan, you will be matched with a personal health coach to support you in making changes.The programme combines psychological and nutritional support with Oviva’s digital tools, the Oviva app and Oviva Learn to help you optimise your health and gain the confidence and knowledge to keep up your positive lifestyle changes long term.

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Get in touch

We are a provider of the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme. For more information about how to join the programme, please speak to your GP.

If you have any questions about the programme, please get in touch using the form and one of our friendly team will be in touch as soon as we can.