present, NHS Rotherham funds RIO for any patient that is registered to a Rotherham GP
healthcare professional (HCP) can refer appropriate patients to RIO if they meet the NHS Rotherham referral
means that it can be your GP, hospital consultant, nurse, school nurse, dietitian, healthcare assistant,
pharmacist, or anyone else who is able to weight and measure you, in order to assess your Body Mass Index (BMI)
and/or waist circumference (in an adult), or BMI centile (in a child).
NHS Rotherham referral criteria to be prescribed a trip to RIO are:
achieving NHS Rotherham weight loss targets at an NHS Rotherham tier 2 community weight
management programme (Reshape Rotherham for adults or Carnegie Clubs for children)
- A Body
Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 40
- A Body
Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 30 with a comorbitity (see below)
- A raised
waist circumference of greater than 88cm in a woman or 102cm in a man with a comorbidity (see
are significant medical conditions that can be caused by, or worsened by, being overweight or
(high blood pressure)
Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
healthcare professional will be able to give you advice on these conditions.
referral form requires the referrer to provide basic patient information, and details of who their General
form is designed to take less than a minute to complete, and can be sent or faxed directly to
who meet the criteria will be contacted by Lynn Senior, the RIO Supervisor in order to arrange an initial
click here to download the referral form.