What is The National Medical Weight Loss Programme?
The National Medical Weight Loss Programme (NMWLP) uses an FDA approved medication, which is licensed for weight management. The medication has passed numerous clinical trials for safety and is the only approved injectable prescription medicine available in the UK for weight management.
Helping you lose weight and keep it off
FAQ’s & Aftercare
This is a national service we have partnered with. The programme consists of a calorie-controlled diet with the addition of a once weekly medication. You give this yourself using a tiny injection pen.
This varies but most people will lose around a stone (6.5kg) every 4-6 weeks. There are many factors that affect this.
This is really down to you. Most people feel happy to maintain their lifestyle to manage weight regain. You do have the option of staying on a low maintenance dose to help with this.
No, fasting is not a requirement of the programme.
The needles are super fine and painless.
Yes – 100% This is a drug that is used to treat Diabetes. We use it ‘off label’ which means that we are using it for weight loss rather than Type 2 Diabetes.
The health benefits that result from weight loss are wide reached & significant.
Yes, it is common to experience nausea initially, this can last up to a week and usually settles. It is normal whilst your body adjusts to the medication. Some people also experience constipation and headaches. We will guide you through all of these unwanted effects.
Yes – as with all medications some people will be unsuitable, Elizabeth will advise you if you fall into one of those categories.
The weight loss program follows tiered approach with prices starting from £250. This includes the medication in addition to other resources to give you the best possible opportunity to lose weight.
You must complete an initial assessment form to find out whether you are suitable for the programme.
As the NMWLP uses prescription medication, you must first undergo a medical assessment and a comprehensive consultation to ensure that you are suitable for the program and that it is safe for you.
The NMWLP uses medication that is prescribed for weight management.
It is used in conjunction with diet and exercise in adults aged 18-75, who have a BMI of 30 or above, or a BMI of 27 when there are any other weight-related issues present such as high blood pressure, abnormal levels of fats in the blood (lipids), or breathing problems during sleep (obstructive sleep apnoea).
The medication works as an appetite suppressant. Delivery is via a virtually daily or weekly painless injection. You will feel less hungry, feel fuller quicker and fuller for longer. This should lead to significant weight loss.
- Controlling appetite
- Curb hunger
- Suppress cravings
- Reduce portion sizes
- Release stored fat
- Weight management
- Develop positive habits