The Wigan and Leigh Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS) is available if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 and above or 35 with associated conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.  

Our team is made up of a range of specialist health professionals who can support you with your weight management such as Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Consultants, and Assistant Practitioners.

Our approach is friendly and non-judgemental, we will also offer personalised support to you.

We help our service users make positive lifestyle changes which will support weight management now and in the future. As a specialist team, we will adapt and tailor support to the needs and any medical concerns you may have.

We offer both one-to-one appointments and group sessions. We can also explore bariatric surgery and weight loss injections if you meet the eligibility criteria for these interventions.

More information

To access Wigan and Leigh SWMS, you must live, work or be registered with a GP in the Wigan Borough. 
Individuals can self-refer by completing our online SWMS referral form or by calling the self-referral access hub on 01942 496496.

Alternatively, you can speak with your GP or Practice Nurse to be referred by a health professional via the Referral Assessment Service (RAS).

Claire House Health Centre

Phoenix Way
Lower Ince
Greater Manchester

Leigh Health Centre

The Avenue
Greater Manchester

This website contains lots of information and links to local services and support groups which can provide invaluable help whilst individuals wait to join Wigan & Leigh SWMS: Healthier Wigan

Another great website for useful tips on managing your health and wellbeing is Wigan Council Self Care

This website includes advice and support for managing long term conditions, sleep management, pain management and much more.