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diabetes testJune 20 2016

The first ten areas to provide the NHS diabetes prevention programme are expected to start offering services within the next month, NHS England has announced.

Patients who are referred to the programme will receive “tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical exercise programmes, all of which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.”

The 10 areas are:

• Leeds
• Cumbria
• Lincolnshire (led by North East Lincs)
• Birmingham
• East Midlands (SCN led collaboration)
• Herefordshire
• Berkshire
• South London (Southwark led)
• East London (Newham led)
• Durham (Living Well taking Control

Services will be provided initially by four organisations: Ingeus UK Ltd, Reed Momenta, ICS Health and Wellbeing, or LWTC.

Launched in April, the scheme is being rolled out with the aim that, by 2020, around 100,000 people a year across England each year will be benefiting from the programme. “The largest referrer will be in the East Midlands where they expect to refer around 13,000 during 2016-18. Next largest will be South London referring up to 9,200 followed by Leeds with up to 7,200,” said NHS England.

Dr Matt Kearney, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and a GP in Runcorn, said: “GPs and nurses are well aware of the need to take action to reduce the risk. Once up and running we will be able to refer patients on to the programme, knowing they will be offered intensive professional support to lose weight, improve their diet and increase physical activity – all known to reduce the risk of diabetes.”

Links:

NHS England announcement

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)

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