Specialist Weight Management Service
Gloucestershire Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS) opened in 2011. The service is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and is open to any patient who is registered with a Gloucestershire GP and meets the criteria for accessing the service (see separate document).
We are a small team of psychologists and dietitians, and have input from an endocrinologist. We primarily receive referrals from GPs but also accept referrals from secondary care teams within the acute trust: Diabetes Team, Sleep Clinic Team, Physiotherapy Department. We also have links to the Lymphoedema Team in the county, and plan to widen the scope of referrals.
We have links to the Bariatric Surgical Team but are a separate service. The bulk of our work is supporting patients to manage their weight more effectively but we also provide the pre-surgery preparation for patients eligible for bariatric surgery, and post-surgery follow up.