Resources

These resources have been put together to support the setup, delivery and management of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, also known as the Healthier You programme.

Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme provider contact details

The Healthier You programme is delivered across all Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) in England by a framework of providers.

ICSs are new partnerships between the organisations that meet health and care needs across an area, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups.

Find contact details for the Healthier You provider in your geographical ICS area.

Early Outcomes from the English National Health Service Diabetes Prevention Programme

This paper assesses weight and HbA1c changes in the Healthier You programme, the largest diabetes prevention programme globally to achieve universal population coverage. It concludes that reductions in weight and HbA1c compare favourably with those reported in recent meta-analyses of pragmatic studies and suggest likely future reductions in participant type 2 diabetes incidence.

Behavioural Insights Offer

The behavioural insights offer document sets out the opportunity to use the behavioural insight (BI) team in the Department of Health and Social Care to support the delivery of the Healthier You programme. It gives some examples of how useful BI is in improving uptake and supporting behaviour change interventions. This document is targeted at providers and commissioners of the Healthier You programme at a local level.

Royal College of General Practitioners Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia and the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme E-Learning Module

The RCGP’s Non-diabetic Hyperglycaemia and the NHS Diabetes Prevention e-learning module uses a case-study based approach to discuss the evidence behind the Healthier You programme and who should be offered a referral.

Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Expansion of Eligibility to Include Normoglycaemic Women with Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

The criteria for the Heathier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has been expanded to include women with a past diagnosis of GDM and normoglycaemia (HbA1c < 42 mmol/mol or Fasting Plasma Glucose < 5.5 mmol/l). This allows this cohort of women to have access to an evidence-based programme designed to support them in making lasting lifestyle changes and reducing their risk of type 2 diabetes.

Changes to the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in response to COVID-19 and type 1 diabetes glucose monitoring

This letter outlines changes to the Healthier You programme in response to COVID-19 and type 1 diabetes glucose monitoring, including an update on flash glucose monitoring uptake and plans to provide continuous glucose monitors for pregnant women.

Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme national service specification

The 2019 Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme national service specification sets out the minimum requirements which all providers of the Healthier You programme must meet.