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Complications of excess weight (CEW)

What we do

Our Complications of Excess Weight clinic helps obese children and young people make sustainable lifestyle changes. We aim to provide holistic care for you or your child. We bring together physical and mental health interventions to help reduce barriers to good health. Your health and wellbeing goals are at the heart of our tailored approach. Our aim is to help you, or your child, have a better quality of life by achieving a healthy weight.

Preparing for your appointment

Before your appointment

Check your appointment letter to see if you need to do anything to prepare for your appointment.

What to bring to your first outpatient appointment

  • Your appointment letter
  • The questionnaires you received with your appointment letter, completed
  • A list of any medicines you are taking
  • Any samples your appointment letter asks you to bring
  • Money for prescriptions, or an exemption certificate
  • A list of questions you want to ask

All patients will have a full health assessment at King’s College Hospital where they will meet members of the team. At this assessment we will make an individualised plan for you based on your needs. The assessment will include an interview with a doctor and nurse, a questionnaire, a blood test, a physical assessment and a body composition assessment.


3rd Floor, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Conditions we treat

We treat patients with severe obesity and obesity-related poor physical health (for example, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea requiring ventilation, NAFLD with fibrosis). We accept referrals for patients from age 2 years until 18 years.

What is required before referring a patient

Patients must meet all of the following referral criteria:

  1. Obesity
  2. Significant obesity-related medical comorbidity that would benefit from weight loss (for example, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, NAFLD with fibrosis) that has not responded to treatment with specialist team
  3. Family wants help to change – and agree to commit to a one-year programme


  1. Severe obesity – BMI is currently set at >3.33 Z Score (although this may increase in the future)
  2. Family wants help to change – and agree to commit to a one-year programme

We cover the following locations:

  • South-east London (SEL): Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark
  • North-east London (NEL): Barking & Dagenham, City & Hackney, Havering, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge, Waltham Forest

We cannot treat patients whose family won’t engage with the programme and/or have an untreated significant mental health problem.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine referrals

Complete the referral form below and email it to [email protected] 

Emergency referrals

We do not take emergency referrals.

Other queries

Please email our team administrator [email protected]

Referral forms

TitleFile SizeLink
Complications of Excess Weight (CEW) Clinic referral form41 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Simon Chapman Consultant
Martha Ford-Adams Consultant
Joseph Hanniffy-Porter Health and Wellbeing Practitioner
Rochelle George Family Support Worker
Venita Patel Consultant
Cheryl Pontone Nurse
Imren Ramzi Assistant Psychologist