Shailesh Vara, the MP for North West Cambridgeshire, has praised a weight loss programme run at the Hampton Pharmacy in Stewartby Avenue.
The pharmacy offers the bespoke programme to local residents known as Waistaway. The Waistaway programme is run by Gareth Evans who has been doing so since 2004.
Waistaway makes use of a number of different weight loss techniques and those utilised depend on the circumstances of the individual along with their weight loss goal.
Following his visit last Friday (October 23) Mr Vara said: “I was very pleased to visit the Hampton Pharmacy and learn more about the very important work being carried out by Gareth Evans and his team with Waistaway.
“This patient-funded scheme has seen some incredible results and the benefits it brings to both the local community and the wider NHS should not be underestimated.
“Obesity is one of the biggest global health challenges of the 21st century and it is heartening to see how big an impact this tailored weight loss programme is making.”
Mr Evans added: “The Hampton Pharmacy team were delighted to welcome Mr Vara on Friday. We were keen to demonstrate the value of pharmacy and the work we are doing for the local community, especially in the weight loss and weight management field.
“Gaining greater awareness, locally for us at Hampton Pharmacy, and nationally for the pharmacy profession, is essential for the health of individuals and the NHS as a whole.”