National Diabetes Prevention Programme
Reducing people's risk of Type 2 diabetes through timely, practical support and advice.
A joint initiative between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, this programme aims to deliver at a large scale for people already identified with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia and who are therefore at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Patients who are identified by GPs as being 'at risk' are offered a group to attend, initially for eight weeks, where they cover a range of topics such as portion control, food labelling, and the benefits of gentle exercise.
How it works
GP surgeries in Bristol refer patients to the service when they have had a blood glucose result in the pre-diabetes range. Patients receive a letter inviting them to book an initial assessment session with a wellbeing facilitator at one of the delivery sites across Bristol, including Wellspring Healthy Living Centre who cover Inner and East Bristol. Following the initial assessment, patients are offered a group to attend, initially for eight weeks, where they cover a range of behaviour-change topics (covering topics such as portion control, food labelling, and the benefits of gentle exercise) and have key measurements checked. The programme follows them over a year, offering up to thirteen sessions.
The National Diabetes Prevention Programme is a joint initiative between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, funded by NHS England through a call-off framework and local CCG. The service in Bristol is delivered by Living Well Taking Control LLP (LWTC), a joint venture between Westbank Healthy Living Centre in Exeter and Health Exchange CIC.
We're supporting people across Bristol to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes and take action to reduce or prevent it