Healthier You (NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme)

Healthier You is the NHS type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme. It’s the first nationwide programme of its kind in the world, offering those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes a place on a nine-month behavioural intervention programme. The programme aims to lower their risk through achieving a healthy weight, eating a healthier diet and being more physically active through 18 group face-to-face sessions.

The longer-term aims of Healthier You are:

  • To reduce further incidence of Type 2 diabetes
  • To reduce the incidence of complications associated with diabetes – heart, stroke, kidney, eye and foot problems related to diabetes
  • To reduce health inequalities in access to services and the outcomes that are associated with the incidence of diabetes.

The Health Innovation Network coordinated the bid for south London, working closely with Southwark CCG as the lead organisation for the partnership. The south London programme had a successful first two years with Reed Momenta with nearly 2500 people completing the programme. South London are now into their second year of working with ICS Health & Wellbeing to deliver the programme locally.

Partners have developed their own referral pathways in line with the needs of their local populations. The HIN plays a part in regularly reporting and monitoring the delivery of Healthier You, and sharing best practice and learning across the partnership.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the programme please contact Alison White.