Established in 1969, Slimming World holds over 19,000 weekly support groups across the UK, run
by a network of over 5,500 trained Consultants working in their local communities. Through a
combination of a warm, empowering group environment, a satisfying eating plan and an activity
management programme, Slimming World members are supported to make long term healthy
choices and changes.
Slimming World pioneered NHS weight management referral services in 2001. This enables health
practitioners to refer patients whose weight could be affecting their health to a local group for 12
weeks, free to the patient and subsidised by Slimming World.