About us

The Sandwell Healthy Weight Team is a branch of the Sandwell public health known as “Healthy Sandwell”, all of which are employed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. We have two members of staff in the team.

Lewis Pountney

My name is Lewis Pountney, my job is to reduce excess weight levels in the north of the Sandwell borough (Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich) by working closely with all weight management services.

Our main strategy to complete this task is to increase referrals into our services from various sources such as GP’s, Hospitals and organisation. I work borough wide to improve provision and uptake for the following communities

Black Asian Minority Ethnic communities
Vulnerable groups
Adults with disabilities

In my spare time I like to go to the gym, go on bike rides and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy playing and watching football on a regular basis alongside other competitive team sports.

I have a passion for my work and I love to educate others on the various ways they can improve their own lives through effective weight management.


Samuel Palmer

My name is Samuel Palmer and I am the weight management development officer for the south of the Sandwell Borough (Oldbury, Rowley Regis and Smethwick). The aim of my post it so reduce the number of people who fall into the excess weight category (BMI over 25) in Sandwell.

Our aim is to make weight management accessible for all Sandwell residence that need or qualify for a service. This vision has allowed the team to develop and pilot some exciting and advanced new services. In my role I am looking to increase and support following target groups to access weight management;

 Young adults
New Parents

Another part of my role is to maintain and update this website, so your feedback and support is always welcomed! In my spare time I am a keen sportsman, and love spending time outdoors, walking and cycling. With my background in psychology I enjoy helping people to achieve their goals and understand their potential where that is in sport or personal health.