How to make a professional referral

Most of our patients self-refer; however Primary Health Care Professionals can refer patients to our service on their behalf if they consent to the referral being made.

For full details, download referral criteria (doc).

If you are uncertain if NHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies is the right service for your patient, contact us on 01865 901 600 and ask to speak with either the SPA team or the Duty Manager.

Weight management support

Way Forward Bucks (WFB) is a year-long programme for people who have previously been unable to lose weight or maintain previous weight loss using community services, such as WW or Slimming World. The programme includes dietetic support, physical activity guidance, and has a strong emphasis on psychology to support behavioural change which in turn encourages individual health gains.

All referrals to this programme need to be made by a registered GP or another medical professional, such as a practice nurse.

Please note that due to the medical information required, only professionals can refer to WFB.

Page last reviewed: 6 June, 2024