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Your Expectations

Your First Visit

 

Pre-clinic Induction:

Before you attend your first appointment you will be expected to attend a Pre-clinic Induction.  This group session will last about 2 hours and will include information about the service and assess your readiness for entry into the service. 

All appointments including the Pre-clinic Induction take place at Central Clinic, Dudley. The Pre-clinic Inductions are on a Thursday afternoon and all future appointments will be either on a Tuesday afternoon or a Thursday morning or afternoon.

If you decide to continue with the service blood tests will be required approximately two weeks before your initial assessment to allow any medical conditions that may be affecting your weight loss to be identified. We will supply you with the necessary paperwork.

What to expect at your Initial Assessment:

At your first appointment you can expect to be assessed by the Specialists that you selected during the pre-clinic induction.  The assessment may take up to two hours as you will be seeing each member of the team individually.

During all appointments:

Each time you visit measurements will be taken to determine your height, weight, BMI and waist circumference.  You will be set weight loss targets which will be reviewed at each appointment.

Service Format:

You will be required to attend the Pre-clinic Induction plus 16 appointments over a 2 year period as follows:

  • Pre-clinic Induction
  • 12 x monthly appointments for the 1st year
  • 2 x 3 monthly appointments for the 2nd year
  • 1 x 6 monthly appointment prior to discharge

The Team:

The sessions are delivered by a multi-professional specialist team consisting of:

  • Specialist General Practitioner
  • Dietician
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Activity Co-ordinator

The Specialist Weight Management Service is dedicated to providing support and weight loss opportunities to remove barriers which affect weight loss in adults who are severely obese.  The service is tailored to meet your needs and you will receive a combination of one or more of the following:

  • Dietary plans & advice
  • Exercise programmes
  • Psychological assessment / support
  • Weight loss drugs
  • Surgical options

 

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