Can You Get NHS Weight Loss Injections?

If you are struggling with being overweight or obese, you may feel demotivated when it comes to losing weight - especially if you have a lot of weight to lose.  

It doesn't have to be that way. Weight loss injections have proven themselves to work wonders for those who struggle to lose weight. But how do you get a hold of weight loss injections?

In today's blog, we will discuss whether weight loss injections are a good option for weight loss and whether you can be prescribed them on the NHS.

What Are Weight Loss Injections?

Once weekly, you will inject yourself with a medication which will help simulate certain hormones that are responsible for appetite and hunger levels - to reduce them and promote weight loss.

You must speak to a professional and source weight loss injections from a safe and certified seller, to ensure you are getting the correct dose and medication.

Currently, there are several weight loss injection options on the market to choose from, such as Wegovy, Mounjaro and Saxenda.

Are They Safe?

In short, yes - but just like all medications, weight loss injections such as Saxenda and Wegovy still come with potential risks and side effects. 

You must talk to a doctor before starting weight loss injections. A healthcare professional or weight loss doctor can assess whether it is a good option for you, and give you support and guidance when needed. 

Weight Loss Injections Side Effects

You may experience some side effects whilst taking weight loss injections. These symptoms are normal and can be managed - and may start to reduce on their own as time goes by. Avoiding certain foods may help to relieve some of these symptoms.

If you feel your symptoms are worsening or becoming difficult to handle, you should make a health professional aware so they can guide you going forward.

Some of these symptoms include:

Pain or Irritation at the Injection Site

You may experience pain or redness around the injection site. This is normal and the pain and redness should begin to disappear within a few hours.

If you notice the injection site is hot to touch, tender, or producing unusual fluids, you should let your doctor know as it may have become infected.

Nausea

You may feel nauseous after taking the injection. The severity of this can vary from person to person.

Headaches

Headaches are another potential side effect of weight loss injections. These headaches may range from mild to severe and could be temporary or continue over time.

Allergic Reactions

It is rare, but possible, that you may experience an allergic reaction from taking the medication. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include:

  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. 

Interactions With Other Medications

Weight loss injections may interact with other medications that you take, causing them to not work as well as they should or increasing the risk of negative side effects.

This is why you should always let your consultant or clinician know - so that they can determine whether weight loss injections are suitable and whether they will interact with your medication.

What Happens Once I Stop Taking Them?

Weight loss injections are not a permanent solution to weight loss and you shouldn't take them every day for the rest of your life.

A common concern most people have when they are thinking about stopping taking their weight loss injections is that they will gain all the weight that they have lost back.

That is why you should make lifestyle changes during the use of weight loss injections so that you can maintain a healthy lifestyle without the medication.

Finding out your maintenance calories or sticking to a healthy balanced lifestyle and engaging in regular exercise will help you to maintain your healthy weight.

If you want to stop taking the medication, you should talk to a professional about easing off. They will be able to guide you through the next steps in your journey and what you can do to maintain your weight.

So, Does The NHS Offer Prescribed Weight Loss Injections?

The NHS offers very limited options for prescribed weight loss injections at this moment in time. 

You can talk to your GP about referral to a weight loss service in your area, as weight loss injections can only be prescribed by a weight loss specialist in what is called a Tier 3 weight management service after a health evaluation to determine the suitability of weight loss injections. 

Your doctor can refer you for Saxenda and Wegovy, provided that you have tried dieting and exercise previously and found it difficult to lose weight. Or, you could contact a private clinic such as Dr. Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic!

Once you have been prescribed the weight loss medication best suited to you, it is recommended that you eat a balanced calorie deficit and engage in regular exercise. Your weight loss specialist will also discuss the benefits and limitations of weight loss medication including any side effects you may experience.

Mounjaro

GIP & GLP-1 Medication

Prices start from:

£205.00

£149.00/month

£56 off when you sign-up to our newsletter
Free Shipping
Lose up to 20% in the first year
Cancel anytime
Dose escalation available
Start Assessment

Mounjaro

GIP & GLP-1 Medication

Prices start from:

£205.00

£149.00/month

£56 off when you sign-up to our newsletter
Free Shipping
Lose up to 15% in the first year
Cancel anytime
Dose escalation available
Start Assessment

Where Can I Find Weight Loss Injections?

To get safe and effective weight loss injections, you may need to seek private healthcare. Here at Dr. Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, we offer weight-loss injections such as Wegovy and Mounjaro.  

We have a team of friendly consultants, doctors and specialist nurses who will be with you every step of the way and guide you through the weight loss process. Our programme with weight loss injections has been proven to be safe and effective and will help you maintain your weight once you have reached your goal and no longer need them.

We have helped our clients to feel in control of their eating habits, changed their outlook on food and made them feel better about themselves.

We don't just supply you with weight loss injections - we want the best for our clients and we want them to succeed. That is why we have so many added benefits - to help you build healthy habits and live a long healthy life. We make weight loss easier than ever. 

Specialist Weight Loss Nurses

You can have the option to receive monthly reviews and unlimited well-being calls with one of our weight loss nurses alongside your weight loss injections. 

Our nurses will guide you and help you to feel empowered on your weight loss journey. They will also help you with any problems you may be facing or help you to find ways to deal with potential side effects.

A monthly review will evaluate your progress and make sure everything is going well. You will also be able to express any concerns you may have and you will be given guidance on the next steps of your progress.

Diet and Nutrition Support Pack

Created by our specialist dietitian our diet and nutrition pack will help you to make more informed decisions and build healthy habits around food and exercise so that you can have a healthy mindset going forward.

Losing weight is not a quick fix it is a lifestyle change. If you want to maintain a healthy weight, you must implement healthy choices in your daily routine. This is why we have specially designed this pack.

Are You Ready to Change Your Life?

If you’re ready to change your life and lose weight for good, you’re in the right place. We offer a safe and effective way for you to lose weight using weight loss injections. 

Start by completing an online form so that our consultants can determine your eligibility for our program. They will then get in touch with you to book either a video or in-person consultation, whichever is best suited to you.

This in-depth evaluation will help us to tailor a plan and figure out which dose is best suited for you, and they will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Get started today and kickstart the process to a happier, healthier and lighter version of yourself.

Continue Your Weight Loss Discovery

Uncover More Strategies and Success Stories on Our Blog

Semaglutide Side Effects: Common & Rare
Read More
Type 2 Diabetes Weight Loss Injections: Are They Beneficial?
Read More
Exploring The Side Effects Of Weight Loss Injections
Read More

Real People, Real Results

Susan lost 5 Stone in just 12 months

“For the first time, losing weight has been both easy and successful in my life.”

Cadi lost 3 Stone in just 12 months

“If you're aiming to lose weight or manage polycystic ovaries, go for this program. It's undoubtedly the best decision.”

Ethan lost 5 Stone in just 5 months

“I’ve never felt so comfortable in my own skin. It's a newfound sense of confidence and well-being that has positively impacted every aspect of my life.”

Dimitra lost 4 Stone in just 8 months

“I cannot recommend this programme enough; it truly works! It's the sole solution that has been effective after my long struggle.”

Lauren lost 5 Stone in just 8 months

“I would advise anyone considering this programme that it's a transformative experience. It has allowed me to embrace life and fully enjoy my twenties.”

Susan lost 5 Stone in just 12 months

“For the first time, losing weight has been both easy and successful in my life.”

Cadi lost 3 Stone in just 12 months

“If you're aiming to lose weight or manage polycystic ovaries, go for this program. It's undoubtedly the best decision.”

Ethan lost 5 Stone in just 5 months

“I’ve never felt so comfortable in my own skin. It's a newfound sense of confidence and well-being that has positively impacted every aspect of my life.”

Dimitra lost 4 Stone in just 8 months

“I cannot recommend this programme enough; it truly works! It's the sole solution that has been effective after my long struggle.”

Lauren lost 5 Stone in just 8 months

“I would advise anyone considering this programme that it's a transformative experience. It has allowed me to embrace life and fully enjoy my twenties.”

Susan lost 5 Stone in just 12 months

“For the first time, losing weight has been both easy and successful in my life.”

Cadi lost 3 Stone in just 12 months

“If you're aiming to lose weight or manage polycystic ovaries, go for this program. It's undoubtedly the best decision.”

Ethan lost 5 Stone in just 5 months

“I’ve never felt so comfortable in my own skin. It's a newfound sense of confidence and well-being that has positively impacted every aspect of my life.”

Dimitra lost 4 Stone in just 8 months

“I cannot recommend this programme enough; it truly works! It's the sole solution that has been effective after my long struggle.”

Lauren lost 5 Stone in just 8 months

“I would advise anyone considering this programme that it's a transformative experience. It has allowed me to embrace life and fully enjoy my twenties.”