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Children's Healthy Weight Nurses Referral

The Healthy Weight Nurses are specialists in assessing children and young people aged 2-16 years old who are above their ideal weight, and can identify the key lifestyle areas for change when working with a family.

To access our service a child must fulfill the following entry criteria:

  • Child has a (Body Mass Index) BMI > 98% centile
  • BMI 91 – 98% centile with no improvement following support from their GP, School Nurse, Health Visitor or Paediatric Consultant.
  • BMI 91 – 98% centile and not able to engage with GP, School Nurse or Health Visitor.  The family should also be assessed as ready to change.

Following the inital assessment, advice and goal setting appointment there will be a further review in 1-2 weeks, and overall our service offers up to 9–12 appointments over a 12 month period. Please be aware - Waiting times can vary but could be up to 18 weeks.

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Healthy Weight Nurses - Contact Us

Healthy Weight Nurses,
Unit 25 Osprey Court,
Hawksfield Business Park,
Whitchurch Lane,
Bristol,
BS14 0BB 

Call: 0117 3408367 or 0117 3408365
 
Fax: 0117 9642384