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Referral by GP

Lucky7

Gold Member
S: 10st4lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#2
Just noticed that Bellybee says she got referred by her nurse - maybe ask her. She's got a current thread.
Good luck.
 

Lucky7

Gold Member
S: 10st4lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#3
Prob better to talk to the nurse at your surgery if they can do referrals - I've always found the nurses soooo much easier to talk to.
 
#4
thanks. thinks its the nurse i'm seeing tomorrow. just wondered if there was anything i needed to know before i saw her
 
#5
Not sure if this is right but i'm sure I saw on a thread it said your BMI has to be over 30, and that not all areas are doing it yet.
Good luck with it!
 

madhousemum

Silver Member
S: 11st12lb G: 10st12lb
#7
yeah it is your bmi over 30 my mother in law and sister gets them. i keep my fingers crossed for you that you can get them.
xxx
 

madhousemum

Silver Member
S: 11st12lb G: 10st12lb
#8
Hi..i was refered...but i didnt know you only got twelve weeks!
once you have used up your first 12 weeks you go back for another 12 weeks it is a piliot and the doctors are fighting to keep it going longer then 24 weeks as they say it is just a tease for just 24 weeks and need it to keep going until the bmi is heathy. xxxxx
 
#9
Ooh, I'm really interested in this! I'm assuming that being referred by the nurse/doc means you don't have to pay for meetings? My BMI is over 30 and I already have an appointment with the nurse next week for something else - so I might ask about it then! I'm dreading going, because last time I went, 6 months ago, I was a stone less than I am now....but that'll be a good excuse for me to mention the referal :) Hope I can have that - I would go to meeting's if I didn't have to pay for them! (I'm a full time mum, £5 a week actually makes a difference to me, sadly!)
 

bettylollypop

soon to be skinny minnie
S: 16st8lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 0st7lb(3.02%)
#10
I wish they would refer us to sw in scotland, our gp's dont because there is a glasgow weight managment service run by the nhs. I still haven't been seen and i was referred a year and a half ago!!!! They wouldn't put me forward for weightloss programme until i see a psychologist :(
 
#11
once you have used up your first 12 weeks you go back for another 12 weeks it is a piliot and the doctors are fighting to keep it going longer then 24 weeks as they say it is just a tease for just 24 weeks and need it to keep going until the bmi is heathy. xxxxx

Brilliant...thankyou...
 
#12
I might also ask but nearer September when Michael is in school so don't need to worry about him being looked after (had to stop going to class when he started getting more mobile - ie. 1 year old). I'll chuck in the Diabetes card and see if that helps ;)

Jill
 

squiddie

Starting Again!
S: 27st9lb C: 23st12lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 50.8 Loss: 3st11lb(13.7%)
#13
When I went to a dietician about my weight, they refered me to a surgon about having a gastric band! I went to the appointment and actually considored it, but I like food too much! I too would go back to meetings if I didn't have to pay, even if it was just for 24 weeks, it'd be a good start for me.
 

NN89

Sexy Member
S: 16st1lb C: 14st9lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(8.89%)
#14
Ive booked an appointment to see the doc about this on friday, i think they fact i've lost 20lbs so far healthily may stand me in good stead! As i got weighed at the surgery before i started SW anyway routinely...would love to not have to pay, especially as a student!
 

squiddie

Starting Again!
S: 27st9lb C: 23st12lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 50.8 Loss: 3st11lb(13.7%)
#17
The more this thread goes on, the more tempted I am to ask my GP for a referal. You can also get gym membership on prescription. I don't know if this is a national thing or just in my PCT region.
 


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