Weight Loss Service

The prevalence of obesity has been steadily rising in the UK, posing significant challenges to public health. If you struggle to manage your weight, our Weight Loss Service could help you lose weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Weight Loss Service

Next-day appointments available

Book an appointment at one of our branches for next-day service.

About weight loss

Weight loss is not only about shedding pounds; it’s a comprehensive journey toward better health and well-being. While the aesthetic aspect is often emphasised, the primary focus should be improving overall health.

It’s essential to recognise that each person’s weight loss journey is unique, and success is measured not just by the number on the scale but by the positive impact on health markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and overall vitality. A holistic approach, encompassing both physical and mental well-being, ensures that weight loss efforts contribute to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Being overweight can have significant implications for both physical and mental health. Excess weight is often associated with an increased risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. The strain on joints can lead to mobility issues, while the psychological impact may include lower self-esteem and increased risk of mental health challenges. Additionally, being overweight can affect sleep patterns and overall quality of life.

Acknowledging and addressing excess weight is vital to preventing and managing associated health risks. Seeking professional guidance and adopting a holistic approach that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, and emotional well-being is crucial for those navigating the complexities of being overweight, promoting weight loss and overall health and life satisfaction.

Available treatment options

The prevalence of obesity has been steadily rising, posing significant challenges to public health, and weight loss treatment has become a crucial aspect of healthcare, with numerous options available to individuals seeking a healthier weight. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight involves a multifaceted approach, often requiring a combination of lifestyle changes, professional guidance, and, in some cases, medical interventions. 

Choosing the most suitable treatment option depends on various factors, including health status, BMI, and lifestyle preferences. Individuals must consult with healthcare professionals to determine the most effective and safe approach to weight loss. 

Combining multiple treatment modalities, such as lifestyle modifications, alongside behavioural therapy can often yield the best results. Regular monitoring and adjustments to the treatment plan may be necessary to ensure long-term success in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

At Midway Pharmacy, we can prescribe medicine to help you achieve your weight loss goals and lose the extra weight, provided it's suitable for you. You can get prescription weight loss treatments in a tablet or an injectable pen. 

Is the weight loss service suitable for me?

This service is available to individuals who:

  • Are aged 18 to 75

  • Have a BMI of over 30

  • Or a BMI of over 27 but have been diagnosed with a condition that is made worse by weight gain, such as a heart condition.

If you’re unsure of your BMI, use the BMI calculator to check yours.

How this service works

  • Book an appointment below for the treatment option you require

  • Follow the link in your booking confirmation email to fill out the patient questionnaire (at least 12 hours before your appointment)

  • One of our prescribers will review the completed questionnaire

  • If appropriate, we will generate a prescription and send it to your local Midway Pharmacy

  • If the selected treatment option is unsuitable for you, one of our prescribers will call you to explain this and offer advice on what to do next

  • After you start any treatment we prescribe, we’ll check in to see how you’re getting on. If it’s going well, you can request repeat prescriptions for up to 6 months, and we’ll check in regularly to see if you are on track.

Available service options

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our customer care team or chat with us.

  • Wegovy - 0.25mg, 0.5mg or 1mg

    £189 per patient

    Wegovy is an injectable weight loss medication for overweight adults or adults with obesity. Each pre-filled pen contains four doses. You stay on each dose for at least four weeks. We'll help you choose a suitable dose.

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  • Wegovy - 1.7mg

    £239 per patient

    Wegovy is an injectable weight loss medication for overweight adults or adults with obesity. Each pre-filled pen contains four doses. You stay on each dose for at least four weeks. We'll help you choose a suitable dose.

    Currently unavailable
  • Wegovy - 2.4mg

    £290 per patient

    Wegovy is an injectable weight loss medication for overweight adults or adults with obesity. Each pre-filled pen contains four doses. You stay on each dose for at least four weeks. We'll help you choose a suitable dose.

    Currently unavailable
  • Saxenda - 3 Pens

    £149 per patient

    Saxenda is a prescription weight loss injection that can help you lose weight alongside a healthy diet. It’s an injection you take daily that reduces your appetite. You should start feeling less hungry in a few days and lose weight within a few weeks.

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  • Saxenda - 5 Pens

    £239 per patient

    Saxenda is a prescription weight loss injection that can help you lose weight alongside a healthy diet. It’s an injection you take daily that reduces your appetite. You should start feeling less hungry in a few days and lose weight within a few weeks.

    Currently unavailable

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Wegovy vs Saxenda

WEGOVY

SAXENDA

Active Ingredient

Semaglutide

Liraglutide

How does it work?

It makes you feel fuller and reduces cravings

It makes you feel fuller and reduces cravings

How much weight can I lose?

Up to 15% after a year’s use (with lifestyle change)

Up to 11% after a year’s use (with lifestyle change)

How do I take it?

It’s self-injected

It’s self-injected

When do I take it?

Once a WEEK

Once a DAY

Does the dose change?

The dose increases every four weeks until you reach a maintenance dose

The dose increases every week until you reach a maintenance dose

Is it prescription only?

Yes

Yes

How long do I take it for?

As obesity is treated as a chronic condition, weight loss medicines can be taken long-term to help you reach a healthier weight.

As obesity is treated as a chronic condition, weight loss medicines can be taken long-term to help you reach a healthier weight.

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Frequently asked questions

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our customer care team or chat with us.

    • Are next-day appointments available?

      Yes, you can get next-day appointments at all our branches. Contact our customer care team if you cannot find an available slot.

    • Where is this service available?

      This service is available in our branches, which are commutable from anywhere in Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Hull, Doncaster, Ripon, Harrogate, Dewsbury, Keighley and Scarborough.

    • How do I calculate my BMI?

      BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters.

    • Am I eligible for weight loss services on the NHS?

      Eligibility often depends on factors such as BMI, obesity-related health conditions, and the individual's commitment to lifestyle changes. Consult with your GP for personalised guidance.

    • What weight loss treatments are available through the NHS?

      The NHS offers a range of weight management services, including lifestyle interventions, dietary counselling, and, in some cases, prescription medications or surgical options for severe obesity.

    • Are prescription weight loss medications safe?

      Prescription medications can be effective when used under the supervision of healthcare professionals. However, they may have side effects and are typically prescribed for individuals with specific health conditions and high BMI.

    • Can I access weight loss services privately in the UK?

      Yes, at Midway Pharmacy, we offer a private weight loss clinic. Individuals can seek personalised treatment plans and counselling through our prescribers.

    • How important is physical activity in weight loss?

      Physical activity is crucial for weight loss and overall health. It helps burn calories, improves metabolism, and contributes to a sense of well-being. Combining exercise with a healthy diet enhances the effectiveness of weight loss efforts.

    • Can I participate in weight loss programs if I have a medical condition?

      Individuals with medical conditions can often participate in weight loss programs. However, it is essential to do so under the guidance of healthcare professionals who can tailor interventions to address specific health needs.

    • Are Wegovy and Saxenda safe?

      These medications have been approved by regulatory authorities and are considered safe when used under the supervision of healthcare professionals. However, they may have side effects, and their use should be carefully monitored.

    • Do Wegovy and Saxenda have any side effects?

      Yes, typical side effects may include nausea, diarrhoea, and changes in appetite. Serious side effects are rare but may consist of pancreatitis or gallbladder-related issues. It's crucial to report any adverse effects to healthcare providers.

    • Can I take Wegovy or Saxenda if I have other medical conditions or take other medications?

      Individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or taking other medications should inform their healthcare providers before starting Wegovy or Saxenda. A thorough assessment is necessary to ensure compatibility with existing health conditions and medications.

    • Is a specific diet or exercise regimen recommended when using Wegovy or Saxenda?

      While these medications can aid in weight loss, they are most effective when combined with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Healthcare providers may offer guidance on lifestyle modifications to enhance results.

    • Can pregnant or breastfeeding individuals use Wegovy or Saxenda?

      Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should consult their healthcare providers before using these medications, as their safety during pregnancy or lactation has not been established.

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