Programme eligibility criteria has been expanded for the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme to include women with a past diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and a normoglycaemic blood reading within the last 12 months (temporarily extended to 24 months).
Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) is a face-to-face and tailored behavioural change programme available to people who are found to be pre-diabetic on their blood tests (HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol) or patients with a past diagnosis of GDM. Due to Covid-19 this service is currently being delivered remotely, through telephone, group video conference and internet resources.
The nine-month programme offers patients advice on diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle through a range of support including sessions, motivational interviewing and digital elements including an app with videos.
Patients that are unable to obtain a blood test due to Covid-19 can now self-refer by completing the Know Your Risk tool. Participants with a score of 16+ are eligible to register. Get more information
Many people who are eligible for the programme do not speak English as a first language and, as such, should not be referred through mail-shots. See Downloads for leaflets in other languages.
IT Tools are available to support the referral of patients to the programme.
The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has developed an e-learning module on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme for GPs, practice nurses and other practice staff. The free 30-minute module is CPD-accredited and covers:
It can be accessed by creating a free account on the RCGP learning site.
The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs
Referral methods: Email
Complete the form called Diabetes Prevention Programme Referral Form NCL 2021 and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that patients with language requirements should not be referred through email. This is so that the provider can ensure that there is an appropriate coach available to call the patient when the referral is received—see telephone number above).
In local EMIS global document library systems as follows:
Camden: find the form on the Camden EMIS Forms page along with the Diabetes Prevention Programme Referral invitation letter.
Referral methods: Email
Send a completed form by email.
See the Diabetes Prevention Programme invitation letter in the Downloads.
Patients with a score of 16+ can self-refer by completing a Know Your Risk tool.
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