The NHS Weight Management National Enhanced Service aims to support practices to develop a proactive approach to the identification and support of patients with obesity (defined by this Enhanced Service as BMI at least 30, or at least 27.5 if Black, Asian, or other ethnic minority groups).

To support the requirements of the enhanced service, Ardens has the following resources available.

Patient Status Alert

A patient status alert will appear on a patients home screen if they are eligible for a referral under the Weight Management Enhanced Service. This alert will say the following. By actioning the alert, the Obesity & Weight Management template will launch.


On the 'Referral' page of the 'Obesity' template, you have the option to refer to either service.   You can see the eligibility criteria and there are links to further information. The referral form for Digital Weight Management is a national form whereas the referral form for the Weight Management ES is local, which is why this link takes you to the 'Communications template from where you can select your local referral form (Ardens Pro only).   

The Digital Weight Management options are also available from the 'Online' pages of the 'Hypertension' and 'Diabetes' templates.



Digital Weight Management

There are three codes you can use from the template 

  • Referral to weight management service offered XaXR5
  • Referral to weight management service declined XaQUp
  • Referral to weight management programme XaJSu

Weight Management ES

The specification only lists one code that should be used for this service to qualify for payment.

  • Referral to weight management service Y2e63 which is now mapped to SNOMED code 1326201000000101


As there is a strong likelihood of using an incorrect code we have introduced a protocol that will look for potential incorrect codes being added to the record and will prompt the user to record the Enhanced Service code, if appropriate. This protocol can be deactivated by following the instructions on the window below. 


Activity Reporting

Weight Management ES

Reports can be found in 'Contracts I 2024 25 I NHSE', where you can see your eligible patients and activity by month and year. There are also Work to do and Data Quality reports to keep on top of this work throughout the year