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East Midlands Diabetes Prevention Week

Official logoThe East Midlands Diabetes Prevention Week, which is taking place from January 16 to 22, has been set up to raise awareness of the growing Type 2 diabetes epidemic in the region.

The aim is to get people and healthcare professionals talking about the condition and understanding who is at risk.

Once those who are in danger of developing Type 2 diabetes have been identified they will be referred onto the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which provides people with bespoke and tailored lifestyle advice.

Together we can tackle Type 2 #no2diabetes              

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As well as promoting the East Midlands Diabetes Prevention Week within GP practices, we would love to create an online buzz about the campaign.

We want to get people talking about Type 2 and this is where social media is very useful.

For those surgeries which have Twitter accounts, follow us at ‪@PreventionWeek‪

Or

Find us on Facebook - East Midlands Diabetes Prevention Week
  • Upload pictures
  • Tell us what you’re doing
  • Are you proud of your programme referrals? Tell us
  • Share your tips for patient engagement
Just make sure you include #no2diabetes

If you are new to social media here are a few draft tweets/posts you could use to get you started:
  • We are promoting @PreventionWeek at [insert county or Surgery name] say #no2diabetes
  • [Upload a picture of the team] Here’s the team on day four of the East Midlands Diabetes Prevention Week #no2diabetes
  • Are you worried you might be at risk of Type 2 diabetes? Get in touch today #no2diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes has many devastating complications. Prevent it. Speak to your GP. #no2diabetes
             
  • Form a coordinating team with colleagues who are interested in promoting your local campaign.
  • Get support from your senior management teams.
  • Ensure the communication teams from your local CCGs are aware of the Campaign because they can:
    • Share the press release template.
    • Share the branding and encourage them to use it on the CCG and surgery websites and on social media.
    • Ask for a CCG-wide email alerting people about the week to be sent.
    • Working jointly with communications colleagues across the CCG’s in each county (eg Nottinghamshire) to liaise with the local media.
  • Put up the awareness posters in staff rooms and patient waiting rooms.
  • Publish the news story about the campaign in any newsletters which are sent out to staff and patients so everyone is aware of the campaign.
  • Ensure the leaflets about the diabetes prevention and Diabetes Risk Score materials available in the online resource pack are accessible for patients.
  • Organise a stand in your waiting with promotional materials and a member of staff who can answer any questions about Type 2 diabetes that patients may have.
  • Develop a process for receptionists and GP staff to make patients aware of the prevention week and encourage them to take part in the Diabetes Risk Score questionnaire.
  • Play the educational slides in the online resource pack on any television sets which may be accessible in patient waiting rooms.
             
  1. Form a coordinating team with colleagues who are interested in promoting your local campaign.
  2. Get support from your senior management teams.
  3. Ensure the communication teams from your CCGs are aware of the campaign because they can:
    • Share the press release template.
    • Share the branding and encourage them to use it on the CCG and surgery websites and on social media.
    • Ask for a CCG-wide email alerting people about the week to be sent.
    • Working jointly with communications colleagues across the CCG’s in each county (eg Nottinghamshire) to liaise with the local media.
  4. Publish the news story about the campaign in any newsletters which are sent out to staff and patients so everyone is aware of the campaign.