The partnership will allow LloydsPharmacy to provide its medicated weight loss programme alongside Liva Healthcare’s digital health coaching programme.
The medicated weight loss service offers weight loss treatments alongside regular consultations with a trained pharmacist to help maintain weight loss. This will be supplemented with free access to personalised, online health coaching through Liva Healthcare’s digital programme.
‘Statistics show that when weight medications are taken as part of a structured programme, up to 65% of patients will lose at least 5% of their weight, with a significant proportion achieving 10% weight loss,’ said Mark Weston, B2B services manager at McKesson UK, parent company of LloydsPharmacy. ‘We believe this service can add real value to the lives of our patients by helping them to make positive long-term changes which will not only benefit them but the NHS too.’
Rune Bech, co-founder of Liva Healthcare, added: ‘Through our experience, we’ve seen that people are more successful with their weight-loss and lifestyle changes when they have a personal health coach providing ongoing advice through our digital programme.
‘People who sign up for the Liva programme will receive tailormade professional guidance, support and empathy through the app to help them tackle their lifestyle challenges.’
In March, Liva entered a similar partnership with Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) to offer a diabetes prevention programme through three NHS clinical commissioning groups.