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Diabetes

What is the programme and its aims?
The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) will deliver at scale provision of evidence based lifestyle change programmes based on proven UK and international models focused on lowering weight, increasing physical activity and improving diet in those individuals who are identified at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It will be funded by NHS England.

Why is the programme required?
There are an estimated 3.85 million people in England with diabetes of which 2.91 million have been diagnosed. We estimate that a further four million people in England are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes, and by 2035 there will be 4.94 million people in England with the disease. Diabetes accounts for £10 billion of NHS spend in the UK every year, with 80% on managing complications. The health and financial burden of this disease are high and this will continue to grow unless we do more to prevent it.

The prevalence of diabetes has increased by 16.2% in East Midlands between 2010-11 and 2014-15. The long term aim is to reduce the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes within England.

90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 and we know that the majority of these cases could be prevented or delayed. Randomised control trials have shown 30-60 per cent reductions in incidence of Type 2 diabetes over three years in adults at high risk who received intensive lifestyle change interventions (compared to control groups).

Who are the partners?
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Local authorities
  • Public Health England East Midlands
  • Third sector organisations - Diabetes UK
How are we making a difference?
We coordinated an expression of interest on behalf of 11 clinical commissioning groups in East Midlands covering the counties of Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire and are working with these clinical commissioning groups as a first wave site for Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Who to contact for further information?
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Senior Quality Improvement Lead