NHS DIGITAL SHARING OPT OUT - we would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland. NHS Digital provide services in ENGLAND so are not able to access any data held in Scotland. You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research. Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS Inform website How the NHS handles your personal health information : NHS Inform

Weight Loss Management

Weight loss Management / Pre diabetes

Your Nurse or Doctor has asked you to lose weight.  This may be due to

- raised blood pressure

- rising sugar levels or

- some other things going on in your body which puts you at more risk for developing Diabetes (when your body can no longer cope with managing sugar).

- You may be aware you are overweight and have decided to improve your own health by losing weight.

Losing weight gets harder the older you get but it is well worth all the effort needed .

You will feel better physically and mentally. You will feel less tired and have less aches and pains. By losing weight you are investing in you and improving your overall health.

NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Leisure would like to support you to lose weight.

Please click on the following links to choose the service you feel would most fit your needs. There is a self referral pathway on both the NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Leisure web sites that we ask you to fill out and send back as per the instructions.

Adult weight loss-

Child weight loss -

Weight loss requires you to move more as well as eat less. Edinburgh Leisure are delighted to be able to offer you opportunities to improve and increase the amount of physical exercise you do which will help you lose weight and become healthier.

Edinburgh leisure is offering the "Get Going" programme to families -

 and the "Get Moving" programme to adults.

There are self referral forms on both web sites and you can also email or phone Edinburgh Leisure directly by clicking through to their web pages.

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