Oviva Way to Wellness

Eligibility: This service is for residents who have body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more and have a long term condition such as diabetes. People are also eligible if they have BMI of 40 without a long term condition.  If you are south Asian, you can access the service with a lower BMI of 33.  You can find out your BMI using this BMI calculator.                                                                                                         

Programme description:  Way to Wellness is a 12 month programme which consists of an initial intensive 3 month behaviour change phase, followed by a further 9 months of support to help people to keep the weight off for good. Residents can either choose to attend face-to-face group sessions or remote coaching using an app on their phone.. Both options offer support from a range of healthcare professionals including dieticians, psychologists and exercise therapists.                                                                                                      

Referral: Residents can either refer themselves via the Oviva website or discuss a referral with their GP.

If your BMI is between 30-35 or 27.5 for south Asians: We are in the process of making arrangements for a tier 2 weight management service for people who are overweight. More information will be posted here once the service is running.

Who to contact

Telephone
020 7622 4777
Email
contact_uk@oviva.com
Website
Homepage 

Other details

Who can use this service?
18 years or over. Registered with a GP in Tower Hamlets. Have a BMI greater than or equal to 35 (with a related health condition) or 40 (without a related health condition). Motivated and ready to change.
Referral required?
Yes
Who can make a referral?
GP or Self Referral
Referral and availability notes

The following exclusion criteria applies:

Pregnancy or breastfeeding; Uncontrolled hypertension / heart condition / medical condition preventing increase in activity level; Unstable alcohol or drug misuse; Serious Mental Illness (SMI) requiring active intervention from mental health services including active self-harm and suicidal intention; Hypothyroidism; Cushing’s syndrome.