The paediatric department have launched the Connect – Health Weight, Healthy Families scheme – a Level 3 Child and Young person weight Management Service. (0 to 16 yrs old). The team comprises of a Consultant Paediatrician, Specialist Dietician, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses & a Therapy Assistant. 

Referral Criteria:
Age: 0 - 2
Weight > 98th Centile
Age: 2 < 16yr
BMI > +3.33SD Centile
Or BMI >98th Centile and comorbidities/at risk of developing these (full details are attached in our Leaflet for Professionals)

Agreement has been made that referral via letter would be acceptable and we would suggest using the referral form as a guidance to the degree information required within this letter. 

e- Growth charts are available via ABUHB Clinical Workstation – details of how to access & use are available below.