Obesity and an increasingly overweight population pose a significant health crisis in the UK, affecting around two-thirds of adults. It is a major contributor to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and many cancers. The NHS is struggling to cope with the numbers of people seeking help with weight loss, and in many areas, there are few options now available through the public health service. The causes and the science behind obesity are much more complex than you might think at first glance.
Weight loss medicines, when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise programme, are licensed in the UK and can be effective in helping you reach a healthy weight. It is important, however, that you seek medical advice and guidance with this to ensure safety and support along the way, all of which you will receive when you book your consultation to start your journey towards controlling your weight with The Virtual Slimming Clinic.
The process is simple. First you must complete a medical questionnaire which helps us to learn more about your health and lifestyle so we can assess your suitability for the treatments available within our weight loss programme. A UK registered medical prescriber will review your responses and make arrangements with you to discuss your treatment options over the telephone or during a video consultation. Only then will a final decision be made, which may or may not include prescribing and dispensing the medication to you. All medication is dispensed via a fully regulated and registered UK pharmacy.
The cost of your one-to-one medical consultation for weight loss treatment is included with your initial weight loss programme purchase. Medical weight loss treatments start from less than £25 per week (depending on which medication is prescribed, and the dose you need to manage your hunger and cravings) and includes the cost of dispensing and posting the medication from the pharmacy for your treatment, alongside full medical support from The Virtual Slimming Clinic team whilst you are on our weight loss programme.