FOI request (FOI206457)
Weight Management System
Requested Fri 10 February 2017
Responded Fri 10 February 2017
This is a Freedom of Information request regarding Local Authority commissioned weight management. Please can you answer Part A, and if the answer is Yes complete Part B.
Does your Local Authority commission a weight management service, such as Weight Watchers/Slimming World etc and subsidise/provide this free to the public on prescription from their GP for a period of time?
Part B - Please answer the questions in Red Bold which relate to people who were referred to the programme at least 12 months ago.
How long does the Local Authority/commissioner subsidise this programme for social prescribing (in weeks)?
Number of weeks the public are able to obtain this support via a GP referral without cost to themselves/as a subsidised package
About the participants
Number of participants
Number of men and women who enrol in the intervention broken down by gender
Average age of participants at the start of the intervention broken down by gender
Mean starting BMI
The average BMI of participants when starting on the intervention
About your intervention
The time before full uptake of the intervention is achieved, the time period between the first and last participant being recruited
Drop outs (percent) (men & women)
The percentage of individuals who enrol on the programme who do not complete it.
Reduction in BMI
The average reduction in BMI for people who complete the intervention
Time taken to achieve reduction
The average time between starting on the intervention and achieving the final weight reduction
Duration of maximum weight loss
The average time the maximum weight loss is maintained
The number of people sustaining weight loss at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after completion of the subsidised/free weight loss sessions as a percentage of the total number of people referred to the programme in the past 18 months
Costs of Intervention
Cost to Local Authority (£s)
£0 project costs Centralised Local Authority project costs independent of the number of participants
£0 costs per participant Local Autority costs per participant recruited
£0 total Total costs
Costs to NHS (£s)
£0 project costs Centralised NHS project costs independent of the number of participants
£0 costs per participant NHS costs per participant recruited
£0 total Total costs
Information not held
Part A - No
Part B - n/a
Freedom of Information