Diabetes Prevention Programme: Changes affecting practices from 1 April

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From 1 April 2022 there will be a number of changes to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP).

Eligibility criteria

The HbA1c blood test criteria was temporarily extended to 24 months during the first wave of the pandemic. This will now revert to 12 months from 1 April 2022. Updated searches and the referral form will be loaded onto practice systems. 

Face-to-face return

NDPP will begin to return to face-to-face delivery from 1 April 2022. Remote sessions will continue to be delivered where suited for the individual.

QOF incentivisation

There is now planned re-introduction of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) incentivisation (18 points) for NDPP referrals upon annual glycaemic reviews displaying patients with NDH from 1 April 2022.

NDPP engagement officers

NDPP Engagement Officers have been employed by NCL CCG to support practices to increase referrals to NDPP. Please be aware that the engagement officers may contact your practice to provide support. The NCL Engagement officers are: 

  • Francesca Varriale
  • Hailey Bye
  • Sonny Ume

They are contracted by Xyla, the NDPP provider. Please make use of this resource while it is available.  

If you have any questions about the NDPP please contact Dana Hayes, Public Health Programme Manager. 

If you would like support from the Engagement Officers please contact the Senior EO, Francesca Varriale, using the email address provided below and she can arrange a meeting for your practice.

Expiry date: Monday, 30 May 2022