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Improving your NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service

Use the resources on this page to help you improve your service. 

Promotional Tools

Communications Toolkit

As an NHS colleague involved in communicating about the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, a toolkit has been designed to help you communicate with people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and therefore eligible for the programme.

The most up-to-date toolkit and resources will always be available at the Campaign Resource Centre.

The toolkit includes key messages, newsletter copy and social media posts. It contains promotional materials such as posters, leaflets, a patient letter and digital screen displays. It also includes local marketing materials such as press, bus shelter and radio ads.  

Communicating with Black and South Asian communities about the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

A handbook for communicating with Black and South Asian communities about Type 2 diabetes (November 2020) (PDF, 3.64MB)

This handbook pulls together the outputs from a recent national insight project commissioned by the NHS Diabetes Programme to learn more about Black and South Asian communities and their knowledge and understanding of diabetes. It provides guidance on demographics, barriers and levers, messaging and messengers, as well as practical advice on imagery, timings and dos and don’ts.

Referrals Webinar

Watch this webinar to learn about the remote delivery model of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme currently being offered, hear insight from participants on the programme and how you can use this to make a good referral. 

Case studies

There is a selection of patient case studies available on NHS England and NHS Improvement’s website, and a series of case study videos available on the NHS England and NHS Improvement’s YouTube channel.

Watch the videos below for an insight into how the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme works.

Watch the below videos to hear how the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has helped people at risk of type 2 diabetes. 

A selection of these videos can also be downloaded from the Campaign Resource Centre to add to screens in GP practices.

If you have identified and implemented a service improvement or an innovative way of delivering the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, or if you need support producing case studies and/or hints and tips, please contact england.ndpp@nhs.net.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

The NHS Diabetes Programme runs an annual type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week campaign in April. Get the latest updates about the week, including dates, resources and how you can get involved.

The toolkit and resources above can be used all year round to promote type 2 diabetes prevention.

RCGP CPD-accredited e-learning module

NHS England and NHS Improvement have jointly with the Royal College of General Practitioners created a 30-minute, CPD-accredited Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme e-learning module.

The module equips healthcare professionals with all the knowledge necessary to refer patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes on to the programme – the first nation-wide programme of its kind which has doubled in size to treat around 200,000 people annually and has been designed to stop or delay onset of type 2 diabetes through a range of personalised, evidence-based lifestyle interventions and lasting behaviour change.

For further information please contact:

Website: www.england.nhs.uk/diabetes
Email: england.ndpp@nhs.net
Twitter: @NHSDiabetesProg

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