Why Weight Crawley Horsham & Mid Sussex

Why Weight is delivered across Crawley and Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs.
Clinics are run in GP surgeries and community locations.



Referrals are made by GP’s and other health care providers and the referral criteria is;

Adults over 18 with a BMI ≥35 with related co-morbidities these being primarily diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.
Adults over 18 who have a BMI ≥40 without related co-morbidities.
Individuals who have complied with Tiers 1 and 2 services for at least six months and have failed to achieve or maintain weight loss goals.
Individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery and require specific post operative support.
Individuals who may be referred to Tier 4 bariatric surgery and therefore require assessment and preparation.

Patients entering treatment are offered the following:

An initial telephone interview.
Multi-disciplinary assessment by a Psychological therapist, Dietician, Consultant Bariatric Physician, Specialist Bariatric Nurse and an Exercise Facilitator.
A 12 week intensive treatment phase consisting of group, one to one sessions or e-Learning.
A maintenance treatment that lasts for up to 21 months and includes follow-up contact; seminars, email contact and patient support groups.
Patients identified as bariatric surgery candidates enter a pre-surgical pathway and are prepared for onward referral to Tier 4.

Dietetic

The Dietetic team are trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and deliver behaviour change as part of the dietary programme. The Dietetic team provide psychological support to enhance the work of the psychological therapy team, when helping patients with food choices and eating behaviour. Patient’s weight will be monitored during these contacts.

Group Programme

Research suggests that weight management delivered in a group programme is more effective to achieve long-term weight maintenance and anecdotal evidence from past service users validates this. The group programme will consist of:

Consecutive sessions
12-15 participants in each group
Facilitated by two clinicians
There is an emphasis on behaviour change
Groups are available face-to-face or via online video conference (ZoomTM)