Services Database Weigh-2-Go Service (Kingston Area Only)

Service ID



This service is designed to enable community pharmacies within the Royal Borough of Kingston to identify adult patients who are overweight and obese (BMI above 30 or 28 kg/m² -29.9 kg/m² with co-morbidities) and to support them with weight management by delivering the Weigh-2-Go programme. 

Pharmacies will be encouraged to actively refer suitable individuals from the NHS Health Checks service and to promote self-referral.

Objectives of the programme:

  • to offer and deliver a quality, evidence-based weight management service for people who are motivated to lose weight and maintain weight loss;
  • to increase accessibility to weight management services within primary care;
  • to prevent and reduce overweight and obesity in Kingston, in line with the Kingston Obesity and Physical Activity Strategy (2012-2015)
  • to improve BMI registers in general practice and link with the NHS Health Checks programme; and 
  • to reduce admission to secondary care and increase life expectancy in Kingston

Location of service

Kingston & Richmond LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Weight management

Other organisations involved


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Pharmacies providing the service will have at least two staff complete weight management pre-programme training provided by NHS Kingston.

Pharmacies will allow trained staff to attend 6-monthly Weigh-2-Go refresher training.


This service is only available in the Kingston area.