The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is being set up to help people who are at high risk of getting Type 2 diabetes become healthier and so avoid getting the condition. This should help reduce the serious personal impact diabetes has for people and reduce costs to the NHS in the long term. We want to hear your views on the programme, which is due to begin in 2016.
NHS England will make schemes available to help people lose weight and become more active in a structured way – this ‘behaviour change’ needs to be long term and the programme will support people to achieve that. The programme will be free for participants and involve working on weight loss, healthy eating, and moving more. Blood glucose, weight and other factors will be measured before and after taking part to show risk of getting Type 2 diabetes coming down.
Diabetes UK is working with NHS England and Public Health England to take forward the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). NHS England, as the budget and future contract holder, is undertaking a consultation exercise on what the NDPP will look like. As part of this, Diabetes UK has produced a consultation document and is looking for feedback from prospective service users and other members of the public - the document contains some guideline questions. NHS England will be collating responses to this consultation document as part of the wider exercise and will provide feedback in due course.