Who Are We?
Meet our team of healthcare professionals and learn more about what drives us to help you lead a healthier life.

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.

James started his studies at Queens University Belfast, one of the most prestigious universities in the UK.

Lou is one of the prescribing pharmacists here at myBMI. This means that she can prescribe the treatments she thinks will be the best choice for our patients, helping them take their first steps on their weight loss journey.

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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.

Our Partner Pharmacy & Prescribing Service

Innox Trading Ltd
34a – 37 Greenhey Place

Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9SA

GPhC Number: 9011784

Superintendent Pharmacist • GPhC: 2084549

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 either a weekly injection or daily tablets.

 

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 GLP-1 Receptor Agonists to those that meet the criteria.

 

Both the weekly injections and the daily tablets contain the same medicine and work in the same way in your body, so your prescriber will take your preference into account when deciding your treatment.

 

Although GLP-1 Receptor Agonists are our preferred first line treatment, they may not be the right medication for you.

 

If this is the case, then our prescribers won’t be able to recommend this type of medication and will not write you a prescription for one.

 

This is why we’re planning on expanding our range of available treatments in future, so we can offer more options to our patients.

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 your medication.

 

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.

 

The one exception to this rule is our Surge+ plan, which is subject to an additional surcharge.

 

You will only be offered this plan if you have been taking weekly injections at a higher dosage for some time and our prescribers believe that it is the right choice for you.

 

You will know about any change to your price plan in advance.

Most people starting our treatment plans will need to increase their dose after the first month.

 

If you’re starting 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 these treatments require titration.

 

After your first month of 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 and treatment, but you will be able to indicate your preference to them during your consultation.

Our weekly injection plan is exactly what it says on the tin – a weekly injection!

 

No matter what your dose is, you’ll only be injecting once a week, as the dosage change will be reflected in your injector pen.

 

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 fixed at £199, which includes your consultation, any weight loss treatments you may need, as well as supporting treatments if you experience side effects such as nausea or diarrhoea.

 

You will pay £199 for each consultation you have, so once your treatment runs out after 28 days, you should come back to us for a review.

 

We have these reviews so we can monitor your progress, assess any concerns you may have, and help you make informed decisions about your treatment plan.

 

This set cost will only increase if you have been taking weekly injections for some time and begin our Surge+ plan, where an additional surcharge is added.

Yes, you can!

 

During your consultation, you should be given an option to stay on your current treatment, or change to another form of treatment.

 

You can choose to switch from weekly injections to daily tablets 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 our first line treatment in two forms – a weekly injection and a daily tablet.

 

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 our weekly injections or daily tablets for weight management find that they help to reduce their appetite and BMI.

 

Current studies that look at GLP-1 Receptor Agonists like Semaglutide and Liraglutide as a treatment for obesity show them 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.

 

With that in mind, we do recommend trying your treatment for at least 12 weeks before deciding whether or not it’s right for you.

 

During this time you should speak with your prescriber regularly so they can help you to make any changes you may need to to get the best out of your treatment in a safe and effective way.

 

As with most prescription medicines, weekly GLP-1 Receptor Agonist inections do 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 the weekly injections are related to the gastrointestinal system, so you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation.

 

 

If you are one of our patients and are experiencing side effects of the weekly injections, our healthcare team can provide supplementary treatments to help you as your body gets used to your treatment.

 

These treatments can include anti-sickness medications, heartburn remedies, and more, depending on the side effects you’re experiencing and what would be right for you.

 

Weekly injections of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists are 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.

 

Weekly injections aren’t available on the NHS for weight management, but they can be prescribed for this purpose by private prescribers.

 

This is a common process called off-label prescribing, which is when medications are prescribed to treat conditions that they aren’t currently licensed for.

 

As weekly injections have been researched and licensed in the US for weight management, independent prescribers in the UK can provide them off-label to suitable patients who have a BMI of 30 or above and have struggled to lose weight in other ways.

No, but they are similar.

 

Our first line treatments are GLP-1 Receptor Agonists, which means that their active ingredient is from the same group of medicines as Liraglutide, the active ingredient in Saxenda.

 

This means that these treatments work in a similar way, whether you take them as tablets or injections.

 

However, there are a few differences between our weight loss treatments and Saxenda.

 

Saxenda is a daily injection, whereas our treatments can be administered either as a weekly injection or in tablet form.

 

Current studies also show that the GLP-1 Receptor Agonist our prescribers prefer tends to be three times more effective for weight management and reduction than Saxenda.

 

Please be aware that although our treatments are convenient, they may not be right for you.

 

Our prescribers will need to undergo an online consultation with you so they can understand your condition and prescribe the treatment they think will be the best for you.

 

Yes, you can switch from daily injections to weekly injections! You could also choose to switch to daily tablets.

 

If you want to swap from daily weight loss injections to weekly weight loss injections or daily tablets, please complete a consultation with one of our experts.

 

They will be able to determine if this change in medication is a suitable weight loss plan for you or not.

 

If approved, you should be able to take your weekly injection the day after you stop taking daily injections.

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 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 continue as you normally would the day after.

myBMI's 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. 

1. Education & Support

We have a team here that keep our extensive hub of support, advice and educational content up to date every week. Each topic is written with accuracy and double checked for its quality by our clinical team. It is important to us that our patients are educated & supported at every step of the way.
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2. Medical Therapy

We provide a highly effective prescription strength treatment to support your weight loss journey. our team of clinical experts are able to prescribe treatments and support you with all the information your need to move through each stage of the myBMI journey.
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3. Diet

We are proud to support all our patients with their diet. We know how important your diet can be, especially alongside an effective treatment. Ensuring our patients are given inspiration in their diet is key to helping you on your myBMI journey.
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4. Exercise

Not only is it important for those on the myBMI journey to be eating the right foods, it is also important be staying active and fit to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our specialists will always be encouraging physical activity to suit everybody.
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