Can you explain how to start the process?
We ask that you complete the Health Assessment Questionnaire, Please contact us, and we will get this sent out to you. If you are eligible for treatment we will contact you to book an initial appointment. If you are not eligible or we require more information we will contact you to discuss further
It is important that you are comfortable with our request to have your bloods taken (within 3 months of starting treatment) and also we request that you consent to us notifying your GP if necessary but should not be essential. Please remember this is all for your safety and commitment to achieving your weight loss goal. We are more than happy to discuss with your GP any concerns they may have regarding you starting treatment.
What can I expect from the initial Consultation?
We will speak with you before allocation of your appointment. We will then agree an appointment time with you for one hour to review your health questionnaire, carry out a preliminary assessment including blood pressure, weight, waist circumference measurement, review of blood results, review of diet and exercise regime to compliment the injectable treatment.
We will also give a clear explanation to the science behind the treatment, mode of action and management of any potential side effects. We aim to establish goals and expectations, agree treatment targets, and discuss dosing schedule. We will demonstrate how the pen works and appropriate injection technique. You will be provided with written information regarding the consultation and a copy of the assessment upon request. Follow up will be arranged as appropriate to need,
There is no obligation to continue with treatment but if you have agreed to a one hour appointment we have to charge a non-refundable fee of £50 which is taken off the cost of your first consultation.
(THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FACE TO FACE WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO MAKE THIS MEETING VIRTUAL AND WILL ASK YOU FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT).
Do you charge for follow up reviews?
We do not charge for telephone review and infact request that you do keep in touch on a regular basis to let us know how you are getting along and track your progress. If you require a face to face or virtual review we do charge a consultation fee of £50.
How do I get the prescription?
A prescription will be generated on your first appointment and will be dispensed and delivered to your door by accredited GPHR and MHRA supplier . Cold chain delivery is guaranteed by the registered courier. Any ongoing prescription requirements can be ordered on request by telephone or email
How much weight can I expect to lose?
Weight loss varies upon the individual, taking into consideration starting Body Mass Index (BMI) and how much weight you have to lose, calorie reduction, exercise regime and not to mention will power. Target weight loss is based ideally on aiming for around 3- 5 % reduction in your body weight (based upon NICE NG7 guidance).
What are the advantages of losing weight and maintaining a healthy BMI?
There is clear evidence that men and women living with a BMI > 25 are more at risk of developing, pre diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure ,hypertension dyslipidemia, osteoarthritis and asthma.
In females there is a clear link between and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which is associated with infertility.
According to Obesity studies a weight loss of as little as 5% has significant health benefits and can improve quality of life. Links to the evidence can be found here …
Once I’ ve reached my ideal weight – how do I maintain it?
It is recommended that if target weight loss is not achieved after 3 months we consider discontinuing therapy
Many people that achieve their goal have changed their lifestyle to an extend that they are able to maintain their ideal weight. However, we will support you if you need to continue on a maintenance dose of SLIMJECT
Following the NICE guidance if you have not lost at least 5% of your starting body weight on this continually for 12 weeks we are unable to prescribe.
Does the injection hurt?
No absolutely not …it’s a small injection delivered just under the skin. We understand that you may be apprehensive but you’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
We are here to provide you with any support and guidance to help you through your weight loss journey.