The Specialist Weight Management Team has won an Advancing Healthcare Award for achieving excellent results for their patients.

The team, managed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won their category for combining the skills of clinical psychologists and dietitians.

The service is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and is open to any patient who is registered with a Gloucestershire GP and meets the referral criteria (i.e. people with a BMI above 50 or anyone with a BMI above 40 who has a medical condition that could be improved or better managed with weight loss).

Patients can be referred via their GP or the Diabetes and Respiratory teams.