NHS DPP Expert Reference Group

An Expert Reference Group has been formed to guide the development and implementation of the NHS DPP.


  • Professor Jonathan Valabhji (Chair), National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England; Consultant Diabetologist
  • Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, Diabetes UK
  • Professor Nick Wareham, Chair of Guideline Development Group for NICE PH38; Co-Director, Institute of Metabolic Science and Director, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge; Honorary Consultant Diabetologist
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Chair of Guideline Development Group for NICE PH35; Professor of Primary
    Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine, General Practitioner, University of Leicester
  • Dr Bob Young, Clinical Lead of the National Diabetes Audit
  • Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Anne Mackie, UK National Screening Committee Screening Programmes Director
  • Dr Jenifer Smith, Lead Public Health Director – NHS Diabetes Programme, Public Health England
  • Dr Chirag Bakhai, GP, Clinical Commissioner, Clinical Advisor / Primary Care Advisor to NHS Diabetes Programme.