Aintree Liverpool Obesity Support Service (LOSS) is a Tier 3 based community service which  offers a two-year multidisciplinary approach to weight management for patients living in Liverpool.

Our team includes GPs with a special interest in obesity, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and health care support workers. If you’re using this service, you will be initially assessed on an individual basis so that the programme can be individually tailored to meet your needs and any medical concerns are identified early in your pathway.

The dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists are specially trained to address lifestyle change whilst considering the health problems associated with obesity. 

Within the programme we offer one to one and group appointments with dietitians and physiotherapists, along with group programmes combining both elements. In addition, the physiotherapists offer walking groups and exercise in a hydrotherapy pool. 

You will also receive a 3-6 monthly overview appointment to monitor your progress and signpost you to other elements of the service or external services, including the sleep clinic.

Early on in the pathway bariatric surgery will be discussed if you meet the preliminary guidelines. We ensure appropriate patients fully meet the criteria set out by the commissioners before referral, and that they are fully informed about what surgery involves through an education session. Multi-disciplinary clinics and groups are carried out at various community locations across the Liverpool area:

  • Aintree University Hospital
  • Yewtree Health Centre
  • Speke Health Centre

At present we are only able to offer weight loss injections to a very limited number of patients who meet the current NHS criteria for Saxenda.  

We hope that we will be able to offer similar medications to a wider range of patients in the future.

Please note there is currently no availability of (Semaglutide) Wegovy in the UK and this is unlikely to change for the foreseeable future.

More information

GP referrals via Electronic Referral System (ERS) 

Referrals from other health care professionals can be done via a clinical letter.

All referrals must include an up-to-date height and weight and past medical history.