How Medical Weight Loss Programmes Work

You might be wondering: does medical weight loss work? You’re in the right place. Trusted by patients and accredited by healthcare officials, The Slimming Clinic has been helping thousands of people lose weight through safe, effective and personalised medical weight loss programmes since 1984. With the right approach and mindset, there is no reason you can’t be our next success story.

Start your journey with us today by booking your FREE weight loss consultation with one of our experienced doctors.

Trusted by patients and healthcare officials

Our service is rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot by our patients and we have thousands of success stories from people who have come into their local clinic and improved their health, well-being and confidence by losing weight with us.

All our weight loss clinics are regulated by either Care Quality Commission in England, Healthcare Improvement in Scotland and Healthcare Inspectorate in Wales and are regularly inspected, meaning that you are guaranteed to be receiving the best level of healthcare and service from every member of staff.


How do medical weight loss programmes work?

Our medical weight loss programmes at The Slimming Clinic aim to make your weight loss journey as unique as you are.

From your first consultation, you will meet with a GMC-registered doctor, who will discuss you and your lifestyle, to determine the best weight loss programme for you. Based around your goals, the doctor will recommend the programme they think will ensure you reach the aims you came to us to achieve.

This could be through prescribed appetite suppressants, natural slimming supplements, nutrition and exercise coaches and regular appointments with our team of in-clinic experts. Your weight loss journey with us couldn’t be simpler and we are here to support you every step of the way. Most importantly, our medical weight loss programmes are completely safe with proven long-term success.

How It Works: Step By Step

Step 1

Book a remote call

Step 2

Speak to our Doctor from your home

Step 3

We deliver your treatment via a contactless secure courier

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss involves weight loss support from a professional, qualified doctor with the option of prescription weight loss medication in either tablet or injection form. This medication should be taken alongside a healthy, balanced diet and exercise for an effective, long-term weight loss solution.

Are weight loss injections and medication safe, and do they work?

Weight loss injections and medication at The Slimming Clinic are completely safe, all clinically trialled and expertly prescribed by our qualified doctors. Our prescription weight loss medication and injections are designed to work effectively alongside a sustainable diet plan and regular activity.

Some medications suppress or reduce your appetite (not completely take it away), whereas others can limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body. Our doctors will only prescribe weight loss medication that works best alongside your existing medical history and lifestyle. Read more about our prescription weight loss medication.

Why choose The Slimming Clinic for medical weight loss programmes?

At The Slimming Clinic, we have helping patients achieve weight loss for over 30 years and have been safely prescribing weight loss medication throughout this time. Our extensive experience, knowledge and support means we have helped thousands of people across the UK achieve their weight loss goals.

Your care at The Slimming Clinic is always overseen by one of our experienced weight loss doctors, who you will meet with weekly. Your doctor will get to know your medical history and lifestyle to ensure that any medication chosen for you is completely safe and effective. Most importantly, your doctor will be there to support you and set personalised, achievable goals.

Working alongside our weight loss doctor to help you are our Dietitians, Movement Coaches and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coaches (NLP). These experts are there to support all aspects of your weight loss journey with diet plans, activity and exercise advice and mind coaching to help overcome barriers you may have faced in the past with your weight loss. *

Michelle's Story

“I lost 3 stone 6 pounds

My weight had gone down regularly and safely and still continues to do so. My wedding dress had to be taken in by 3 dress sizes! I reached my target weight by my target date! I have lost 5 inches off my waist, 4 inches off each thigh, 7 inches off my back and 4 inches off each arm! Its not really about the physical weight, it’s about being able to throw away my size 18 clothes and fit comfortably into a size 12 (or squeeze into a 10).

Nina's Story

“I lost 5.5 stone

When I have lost weight in the past, the weight has always crept back on – and more. I can honestly say that this was, by far, the best slimming experience I have ever had. I honestly don’t think I could have achieved what I have done without The Slimming Clinic and best of all I have kept the weight off!

Michael's Story

“I lost 4.9 stone

I plan to keep the weight off in the same way I lost it; by constantly maintaining the balance between what I eat and how I exercise once you’ve found a routine its fairly easy and I know I can all way get support from the guys at the The Slimming Clinic if I need it

Kristina's Story

“I lost 4 stone 6 pounds

“I no longer see food as my enemy like I used to, I no longer see it as a comfort either. The most important factor that made it possible for me to succeed throughout this journey was realizing that this was not a diet, not a quick fix, but a permanent change of lifestyle. It was realizing that I eat to live, not live to eat.”

**Please note individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about how it works!

What happens at my first appointment?

Your first appointment is very important to us! At your initial weight loss consultation, we want to know more about you. You will meet on a one-to-one basis with a clinic doctor who will find out more from you about your lifestyle, eating habits and what you want us to help you achieve.

They will perform a medical assessment of you and will work with you to decide on the most appropriate medical weight loss programme for you.

Is medical weight loss safe?

Yes; all medication is prescribed by a doctor who will give you a health screening to check that you are suitable for our medication. They only prescribe safe and effective medication, most of which are appetite suppressants with a history of success to help weight loss and treat obesity by increasing one or more brain chemicals that affect appetite. If you would like to find out more information on our medication, please book your free consultation with one of our doctors.

Do I have to change my diet whilst on the medication?

Whilst the medications work with you to help control your cravings, we do encourage you to adopt a healthy eating plan alongside them.
When you come into clinic, we can work with you to help curb cravings, suggest replacements and give dietary advice on how to make sure you don’t sabotage your weight loss journey with the foods you are eating!

Do I have to exercise whilst taking the medication?

Increasing your activity levels is proven to improve your general health and well-being and we do encourage some movement alongside a healthier diet and the medication.
We understand that for some, the thought of exercising can be daunting! But don’t worry – we’re not expecting you to run marathons! We will work alongside you to find the best way for you to get moving, no matter your fitness starting point. .

What slimming treatments are available?

As each medical weight loss programme we devise is personalised to you, the medication you may be prescribed will depend on the findings from your initial weight loss consultation. The consultation will consider lifestyle factors, medical background and any medication you are currently on.

The Slimming Clinic offer the following treatments as aids to your weight loss journey:

  • Prescription weight loss medication, such as appetite suppressants which can be taken in tablet or injection form (based on suitability)
  • Fat blockers
  • Chromium, which reduces sugar cravings and hunger pangs
  • Natural slimming aids
Am I overweight?

One way to work out whether you are overweight or obese is to work out your Body Mass Index (BMI). Check yours by using our BMI calculator. If your BMI is on the higher end of the scale, it can lead to health risks in the future. In order to lower your BMI, it is suggested that you modify your diet and lifestyle.

For advice on how to do this, you can book a one-to-one weight loss consultation with one of our doctors who will discuss the best programme for you.

*Please note individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed.

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