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Update: Semaglutide for weight loss not currently available in primary care.
Some of you may have seen media reports (many conflicting) about the emergence of Semaglutide (also known by the brand names Ozempic®, Wegovy® and Rybelsus®) for assisting patients in losing weight.
It is already established as a medication for patients with diabetes but it is not yet available for weight loss in primary care.
A pilot is being planned by NHS England that is likely to lead to wider availability of semaglutide for weight loss in the future, but it is months in the making.
At present, we are unfortunately unable to prescribe semaglutide for weight loss but we will keep this page updated when we know more. 8/6/23