Clinics & services

Healthy Hearts – North Tyneside Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Service

  • Description

    A specialist service which includes nutrition, physical activity and psychological support to improve the health and well-being of obese adults in North Tyneside. Delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist dietitians, clinical psychologists and exercise specialists.

    Referral mechanism to bariatric service on the successful completion of the Tier 3 programme of support (minimum of 6 months and usually 12 months).

  • Patient types/symptoms

    - 18 years of age or over, registered with a North Tyneside GP
    - Body Mass Index of 35 or greater (32.5 for South Asian populations), willing to actively engage and ready to make lifestyle changes to lose weight.
    - Or a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater (27.5 for South Asian populations) for people with diabetes as measured by HbA1c 42-48 or FBG >6.1.

    Exclusion Criteria:
    - No previous bariatric procedure in situ
    - Current active severe mental health problems
    - Referral to service in previous 6 months
    - Pregnant women

  • Location

    North Tyneside General Hospital and various community locations in North Shields, Wallsend, Howdon, Killingworth and Whitley Bay

  • Opening Times

    Weekly – daytime and evening options available

    Office hours 9am – 5pm telephone 0191 293 4251 or 4184

Referral Information

Assessment of obesity related co-morbidity to be undertaken prior to referral.

Details of recently measured blood pressure, HbA1c or FBG and weight are required as well as psychological/psychiatric history.

A referral form to be completed (see useful forms) and returned to Healthy Hearts by courier or fax (0191 293 4203). Tick Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Services only box.

Referral mechanism to bariatric service.