At myBMI we are a team of professionals specialising in weight management. We have spent years studying obesity, to understand how to effectively help our patients on their journey with effective prescription strength treatment, specialist support, specialist content and a community to share ideas.
Our service, at its core, is based around patient care. From pre-treatment all the way through to managing the results of the treatment into the future.
We have built our service around our four core principles. These principles underpin everything we do as we support our patients in their weight loss and ongoing care. Diet, Exercise, Medical Therapy, Education.
Meet Our Clinical Team
Meet our fantastic team of professionals at myBMI. We have dedicated our professional lives to studying and providing specialist and effective weight management treatments supported with best in class support and advice.
Professor Joseph is part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) at myBMI. He offers training and support to our prescribing team. He does not carry out medical consultations on patients or prescribe any medications, this is done by our Prescribing Pharmacist.
My Health Online Ltd is a UK company registered with Companies House (no. 12555647).
Our registered office is 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, England, WC2H 9JQ.
My Health Online Ltd is a UK company registered with Companies House (no. 12555647). Our registered office is 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, England, WC2H 9JQ.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help
At myBMI, our first line treatment for obesity is semaglutide, in either injection or tablet form. Whilst many other places choose to use other medications as a first line treatment, our team of weight management specialists have drawn on their years of expertise and have decided to offer semaglutide to those that meet the criteria.
Semaglutide injections are currently called Ozempic, whilst the tablets are known as Rybelsus. Both forms contain the same medicine and work in the same way in your body – it’s up to you whichever you choose to take.
No, our price is a fixed fee of £199 for your consultation and any treatments that you may be prescribed for 28 days. This includes any treatments that you might need to combat side effects from semaglutide.
Whenever you start a new consultation (including a follow-up from the previous month) you will pay £199 and have your consultation, prescription, and any treatments included in the plan.
Most people taking semaglutide will need to increase their dose after the first month. If you’re taking semaglutide for the first time, or you’re restarting after a few weeks off, you will usually start on either a 0.25mg weekly injection or a 3mg daily tablet. At the end of this 28 day period, you should come back for another consultation to increase your dose, as Semaglutide is a medicine which requires titration.
After your first month on treatment, you may be increased to either a 0.5mg weekly injection or a 7mg daily tablet. After this, your prescriber will monitor your progress and decide with you whether to increase your dosage again. The prescriber will always make the final decision on your dosage, but you will be able to indicate your preference to them during your consultation.
The semaglutide injection (also known as Ozempic) is a weekly injection, so you should only inject yourself once a week, on the same day each week.
If you forget a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember as long as it is within five days of when you were supposed to take your injection. You should then take your next dose as planned.
If more than five days have passed since you forgot your dose, skip it, and just wait for the next dosage day to come around.
Our package is £199 for our standard plans which includes your consultation, any Semaglutide treatments you may need, as well as any supporting treatments if you experience side effects such as nausea or diarrhoea etc.
You will pay £199 for each consultation you have, so once your 28 day treatment, you should come back to us for a review around day 23 so that we can monitor your progress and make decisions with you about your next treatment.
For patients who want to request an increase to their dose up to our Surge+ plan, there is an additional surcharge, however we find patients rarely need to reach this dose in order to achieve their goals.
Yes, you can! During your consultation, you should be given an option to stay on your current treatment, or change to another form of semaglutide. You can choose to switch from injection to tablet or vice versa, as our weight management specialists are able to prescribe you an equivalent dosage to what you’re already taking.
Please note that any final decisions on treatment are made by the prescriber.
Currently, we offer semaglutide as our first line treatment for obesity, which is available in two forms – a weekly injection (Ozempic) and a daily tablet (Rybelsus).
During your first consultation, you will be asked to choose which treatment you’d like. Some people prefer to take a daily tablet instead of an injection, which is why we offer both options. Whilst the final decision lies with the specialist prescriber, your preferences will be taken into account when the decision is made.
Most people that take semaglutide for weight management find that it helps to reduce their appetite and BMI.
Current studies that look at semaglutide as a treatment for obesity show it to be an effective and safe option for reducing weight in those with a BMI of over 30.
However, as with all medications, there’s no guarantee that it will work for you, but we do recommend trying it for at least 12 weeks before deciding whether or not it’s suitable for you.
As with most prescription medicines, semaglutide does have the potential to cause side effects in some people. However, these usually go away on their own within a few weeks once your body as become used to the medication.
Most of the side effects reported with semaglutide are related to the gastrointestinal system, so you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation.
If you do experience side effects whilst taking Semaglutide through myBMI, we will also prescribe any supporting treatments that might help you with adverse effects.
Semaglutide is only available on the NHS for those with type 2 diabetes mellitus where their condition hasn’t been managed with diet, exercise, or other first line treatments such as metformin.
Semaglutide isn’t available on the NHS for weight management, which is what we prescribe it for at myBMI.
No, but it’s similar. Semaglutide is different to Saxenda, which contains the active medicine, liraglutide. You might notice that these names sound pretty similar. That’s because both drugs are GLP-1 receptor agonists, and work in the same way in your body. However, there are a few differences between semaglutide and Saxenda.
Saxenda is a daily injection, where semaglutide can be administered either as a weekly injection or in tablet form. Current studies also show semaglutide to be more effective for weight management and reduction than Saxenda.
Yes, you can switch from Saxenda to semaglutide! However, you must remember that if you switch to semaglutide injections, they should only be injected once a week instead of once every day like with Saxenda. If you swap from Saxenda to semaglutide tablets, you would still be taking a dose every day, but not via an injection.
If you want to swap from Saxenda to semaglutide, please complete a consultation with one of our experts and they will be able to determine if it’s a suitable medication for you or not. if approved, you should be able to start semaglutide the day after you stop taking Saxenda.
If you’re taking the weekly injection
If you forgot to use your injection on your usual day, you can just inject yourself as soon as you remember, as long as it’s within 5 days from your usual injection day (for example, if you usually inject on a Monday but have forgotten, you can still take your “missed” dose up to Friday).
If more than 5 days have passed since you were supposed to use your injection, you should skip the missed dose and continue as normal when your next dose is due. Don’t inject yourself twice to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you’re taking the daily tablet
If you forget to take a semaglutide tablet one day, just skip that day’s dose and carry on as normal the next day. Don’t take more than you’ve been prescribed each day to make up for a missed dose – just skip that day and contine as you normally would the day after.
myBMI Core Values
Our weight management service is underpinned by our four core values. The four areas shape everything we do ensuring our patients have the best support from medical treatment through to the vital support and education needed to allow our patients to succeed.