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.
Patients can now self refer by completing a simple assessment via the Diabetes UK https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start . If the score is over 16 the participant will be recommended to join the Diabetes Prevention Programme.
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.
Update July 2021 – Referring patients aged 80 or over
In advance of procurement of Framework 3 of the NHS DPP, entry requirements for the programme have been reviewed.
The process for referring people aged over 80 years is being updated to support appropriate consideration of the risks and benefits of referral to a programme likely to result in weight loss. This aligns with processes for the new NHS digital weight management service.
There continues to be no age limit for the programme.
Referral forms are currently being amended to allow referrers to provide written confirmation to their NHS DPP provider that they consider the benefits of the programme to outweigh potential risks associated with weight loss for the individual. Completion of this section will only be necessary for referrals of individuals aged over 80 years.
For people already on the programme or currently paused or deferred, no retrospective confirmation from General Practice will be required. Providers will be reminded to ensure that goal setting, particularly in relation to weight loss in participants aged over 80 years, is appropriate to an individual’s circumstances.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgPatients can now self refer by completing a simple assessment via the Diabetes UK https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start . If the score is over 16 the participant will be recommended to join the Diabetes Prevention Programme.
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 : email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com