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The Weight Loss Professionals

Healthier Weight is exclusively devoted to the management of overweight and obese patients.

Company History

Healthier Weight (the trading name for Weight to Go Ltd) is exclusively devoted to the management of overweight and obese patients. No other healthcare organisation in Europe provides such a comprehensive range of obesity surgery and weight loss programmes.

The company was formed in 2003 by Dr David Ashton after a life long interest and five years intensive research into effective weight management models from around the world. The underlying philosophy of our service is that;

  • Obesity should be regarded primarily as a health issue
  • The environment has a huge impact on an individual’s ability to control his/her weight
  • Managing weight in today’s environment, therefore, is a skill to be learned
  • Everyone has the capacity to change


The Healthier Weight Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programme was established first. The programme was highly structured, decision free for participants (because it used nutritional products so there is no anxiety about what to eat) and easy to follow. The original programme lasted for 10 weeks and concentrated on the behaviours needed for long term weight loss. The emphasis was highly practical – i.e. on what can be achieved realistically by people in their daily lives rather than a theoretical model. A "quick start" five week weight loss programme was subsequently added.

To increase product compliance and improve weight loss results we decided to manufacture our own range of Weight to Go™ nutritional products to include shakes, soups, meals and energy bars.  As the British taste for locally sourced, good quality ingredients has grown we have responded by providing delicious portion controlled meals made with the finest ingredients, sourced from small scale specialist producers and carefully prepared using the most advanced cooking methods.

Although we have had patients lose up to 15 stones and more on the Weight Loss Programme*, there is undoubtedly a group of people who are unable to achieve such success.  For those with more serious weight problems we have developed an outstanding surgical programme using only a handful of elite surgeons to ensure optimal outcomes.  We can quite confidently say that we offer the most comprehensive range of surgical interventions in Europe.

*Weight loss surgery results and benefits differ for each individual. Results cannot be guaranteed

Clinical Governance

At Healthier Weight, our first priority is patient safety. We are committed to applying the highest standards of care, in support of this we have established a robust clinical governance structure. The basis of this structure is a clinical governance committee that meets regularly to review patient outcomes and ensure that we are constantly reviewing our care pathways in light of the latest data and best practice. 

See our clinical governance committee here

Company Investors

Weight to Go (WTG) Ltd has invested significant time and money developing the necessary infrastructure to provide such a comprehensive weight management service.  We have strong financial backing from a group of powerful private investors and thus have not had need to call on venture capital funding. This structure has served the company well throughout its lifetime. 


Company Registration Number: 4883839

Vat Registration Number: 808041651

For prices & finance options, get a quote online or call 0121 693 4488

*Weight loss surgery results and benefits differ for each individual. Results cannot be guaranteed

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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.