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

020 7622 4777

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?
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.