Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Providers to the NHS
The core of The Bariatric Consultancy’s business is the provision of Tier 3 specialist weight management services to the NHS. The BMI referral criteria for these services is Adults with a BMI of 35 and above. The service model is compliant with NICE guidelines (2006)1 being multi-disciplinary, offering Psychological, Dietetic and Exercise interventions. The services are community based, usually in GP surgeries, with the exercise taking place in local community venues.
The Tier 3 service model developed by The Bariatric Consultancy offers a 12 month intervention that is divided into intensive and maintenance treatment phases. This is delivered in either one to one or group sessions by the multi-disciplinary team that includes;
Bariatric Nurse Specialist
As part of the Tier 3 service The Bariatric Consultancy also work with patients identified as pre-bariatric surgery preparing them for surgical weight loss through information seminars and clinical preparation. The Bariatric Consultancy currently deliver two psychologically-led Tier 3 services in Crawley and Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs and Kent funded by Kent County Council.
1. Obesity guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children, 2006