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    New Rule on Drs Signature?

    I did cambridge a long time ago and I needed to get the doctor to sign a form because I was over a certain BMI, I've wanted to try again but going back to the doctors to get a form signed put me off (they charged me 30 last time)

    Anyway I heard from a friend that it might not be needed as Cambridge had changed their policies. Does anyone know the rules for getting a doctors signature?




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    I think they are stricter generally if you are over 40 BMI, officially you wouldn't be able to do SS on 40+ BMI anymore and therefore wouldn't need the doctors note to start at a higher step. Double check, but this is my understanding.
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    my bmi was over 50 and I started on step 3 and still had to get doctors signature x


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    They have just changed the rules since the annual convention in November.

    I don't believe you have to get the doctor to sign anymore.

    week one- 17 1/2 pounds week two- 4 1/2 lbs week three- no weigh in week four- 11 lbs week 5- 5 1/2 lbs week 6- 4 lbs week 7- 1 lb week 8- 10 lbs week 9- 4.5 lbs week 10- 3.5 lbs wk 11- 2 lbs wk12- 6.5 lbs wk 13- 2.5 lbs wk 14- 2.5 lbs wk 17- 3.5 lbs wk 18 - 5 lbs week 19 - 5.5 lbs week 21 - 1.5 + week 22 - 4 lbs week 25 - 2.5 lbs week 28 - 1.5 lbs
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    Thanks for your responses, I wonder if they have changed the rules to match all the online vlcd that are popping up now.
    I wish I could stick to slim & save but I'm always hungry on that.




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    I think they changed it as it puts people off having to go to the doctors and of course what they charge you i was lucky as i didnt have to pay but some people do.

    I've lost my newsletter that has it in it. I can clarify with my consultant on Friday for sure though.

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    I only started last week and it was on the form that I needed gp signature


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    Spoke with my consultant today. She said you only have to sign when bmi is 49 or higher. Or if you are on a lot of medication. It's very leaniant now.

    week one- 17 1/2 pounds week two- 4 1/2 lbs week three- no weigh in week four- 11 lbs week 5- 5 1/2 lbs week 6- 4 lbs week 7- 1 lb week 8- 10 lbs week 9- 4.5 lbs week 10- 3.5 lbs wk 11- 2 lbs wk12- 6.5 lbs wk 13- 2.5 lbs wk 14- 2.5 lbs wk 17- 3.5 lbs wk 18 - 5 lbs week 19 - 5.5 lbs week 21 - 1.5 + week 22 - 4 lbs week 25 - 2.5 lbs week 28 - 1.5 lbs
    Week One - 17 1/2 lbs
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    Week Three - Consultant on holiday





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