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Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP)

  

Personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of the national programme which identifies people with Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (NDH) and at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, referring them on to a behaviour change programme.

The NHS DPP is a joint commitment from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK.

The Healthier You DPP  delivers both  a face to face and digital service that enables participants to engage in 13 core curriculum themes, personalised to them, with each and every touchpoint being tailored to NDH and the benefits of risk reduction of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Coventry and Warwickshire STP has a new provider WW from April 2020 (formally known as Weight Watchers), offering the DPP to all practices who wish to refer their eligible NDH population into the programme.

Referral criteria:
  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Registered with a GP practice in Coventry & Warwickshire
  • HbA1c between 42-47 mmol/mol (6.0%-6.4%) or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5-6.9 mmols/l within the last 24 months
  • Not pregnant
  • Able to take part in light/ moderate physical activity
  • Referral via referral form to scwcsu.coventrywarwickshire@nhs.net
About the programme

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service is free to all those at risk of Type 2 diabetes registered with a local GP

Participants  will be offered the opportunity to attend 36 weekly sessions of WW workshops within a 9 month period plus have full access to all our digital tools (desktop and App tools).

Sessions are held at various locations with times to suit patients, including day, evenings and weekends

The programme includes;

  • Tailored Type 2 diabetes curricula
  • One to One face to face support
  • Access to over a 1000 recipes
  • 24/7 online chat
  • Community groups dedicated to Type 2 diabetes
  • Meal builders
  • Access to tools to improve mental wellbeing via Headspace

For more information please go to https://www.ww.com/uk/DPP

Refer using approved form (see right)

Send securely using nhs email : scwcsu.coventrywarwickshire@nhs.net

COVID-19 postscript

From 1st April 2020, WW will be the sole provider for the NDPP programme in Coventry and Warwickshire, which will be available free to patients meeting the criteria at the point of access.

The Healthier You DPP, provided by WW will deliver a face to face and digital service (remote and digital services only during Covid-19 social distances requirement) that enables participants to engage in 13 core curriculum themes, personalised to them, with each and every touchpoint being tailored to NDH and the benefits of risk reduction of DMT2. For more information please go to https://www.ww.com/uk/DPP

Participants under the NDPP programme will be offered the opportunity to attend 36 weekly sessions of WW workshops within a 9 month period plus have full access to all our digital tools (desktop and App tools). The programme includes tailored Type 2 diabetes curricula, 1 to 1 face to face support, access to over a 1000 recipes, 24/7 online chat, community groups dedicated to Type 2 diabetes, meal builders, access to tools to improve mental wellbeing via Headspace and much more.

Please find attached some posters for you to display within your surgery and some leaflets explaining more about our approach and the support given to patients at risk of Type 2 Diabetes (see link above). When appropriate, we will send professionally printed copies of these documents.

WW are also delighted to offer a FREE 12 session programme to a member of staff at every practice. If you have a colleague who would like to take up this opportunity, then please email ww.healthieryou@nhs.net

We have appointed designated co-ordinators who will be your contact for any events or meetings you’d like WW to attend. We can also offer you the option of a free BMI / Wellness check within your surgery for your patients which they can organise.

We look forward to working with you and if we can be of any further assistance please contact our Health Solutions Team on ww.healthieryou@nhs.net

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