General Lifestyle & Wellbeing 

NHS Weight Loss Plan

Follow the below link to access the free 12-week diet and exercise plan.


Why Weight


Staff are invited to join the Shape up for Business programme run by the Why Weight Management Team. This is a free service available to all Trust staff with support and advise being given on a range of issues around Weight Management.

For further information or to register your interest please contact the Why Weight team on 01908 046 380 or email your interest to [email protected] or alternatively visit www.whyweightmk.co.uk

Know Your Numbers

The Staff Health and Wellbeing Team will be offering Know your Numbers clinics avaliable for all Trust staff where you will be able to have your blood pressure, cholesterol, height, weight and BMI checked along with general healthy living advice.

Clinics available:

20th February from 9am-12:20pm

5th March from 2-4pm

23rd March from 9am-12:20pm

10th April from 9am-12:20pm

16th May from 2-4pm

If you would like to register your interest for one of these clinics please phone ext 85255 or email [email protected]

Care First

Are you concerned about your finances? Are you Stressed or Anxious? Are you drinking more than usual? Care First are on hand to offer support and advice on a range of issues for all Staff. All discussions are completely confidential and available whenever you need to access them.

Access Lifestyle: this is an online resource containing information and advice on a range of day to day issues including counselling.


user name: mku001

password: ital1234

Access Zest: this section is an online portal where you can track your sleep patterns, amount of exercise and also a tailored weight management programme


organisation code: mkuh (you will need to register username/password)

Alternatively telephone 0800174319 to access confidential support. The phone will be answered by a trained counsellor who will offer advice, support and counselling. This may include face to face counselling near to you. You may be referred to a specialist who can offer advice on specific issues.

Have a smart phone? Download the Care First Zest app now to access a wide range of support.

Stop Smoking

As the Trust has now become smoke free, now would be the best time to consider quitting smoking.

Help and support is available for all staff. The MK Stop Smoking Service are happy to support anyone who needs and wants smoking cessation prescribing advice.

Please contact them on 01908 254026

You can self-refer straight from your desktop. Just look out for the icon on your screen. https://intranet.mkuh.nhs.uk/images/Files/HWB/Picture1.png

Health and Wellbeing Champions

To support the Trust with the introduction of our new (and existing) Health and Wellbeing (HWB) schemes, we have enlisted the help of a number of HWB champions from across the organisation who will act as advocates for promoting the initiatives in their local areas. The prime responsibility of these champions is to increase awareness of the HWB activities that are running amongst fellow staff and signpost them to any scheme that may be of interest. To read more about our current champions, please click on their profile below.

Health and Wellbeing Lead - Claire Hobbs

We are still looking for more champions to get involved so if HWB is something of interest to you, please do not hesitate to put yourself forward! The champions are responsible for attending monthly meetings, promoting schemes and initiatives and coming up with new ideas that could be implemented within the Trust. They are the face of all things HWB and represent the majority of staff views.

To submit your interest, please contact [email protected] .