These resources have been put together to support the setup, delivery and management of the Healthier You, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. More resources will be added in due course.

Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Provider contact details

Diabetes Prevention Programme – Information Governance and Data Flows Framework

This guidance updates previous guidance to support organisations participating in the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) in meeting their legal and contractual requirements relating to information governance. The main focus is to ensure that information flows are documented and established on a lawful basis. It describes the responsibilities of respective organisations at each stage in the pathway, with a view to ensuring that:

  • the use of patient data is lawful;
  • that patients are appropriately informed about the use of their data;
  • that the rights of individuals with regard to the use of their confidential information are respected.

It will be of particular interest to GP practices and organisations that refer into the NHS DPP, providers contracted to deliver the Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement as the commissioner and partners including local authorities and Public Health England.

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 Public Health England to support the delivery of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). 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 NHS DPP at the local level.

Comparison of Weight Management Service (WMS) and NHS DPP

This paper compares the eligibility criteria for the weight management programmes and NHS Diabetes Prevention programmes. It clearly sets out that the category of people who would be eligible for each service and their proportion in the population. It makes the case that the two services are different and local investment in weight management services should continue. It is targeted at NHS DPP area commissioners and health economies decision makers.

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme national service specification

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Impact Analysis

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NHS England has produced an Impact Analysis of implementing the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.  This document supports the investment in the provision of services for 2016/17 until 2020.  It is important to note that the analysis was produced in February 2016, prior to the completion of a procurement process which put in place a framework of national providers.  Therefore it uses potential cost scenarios, rather than actual costs.

The Impact Analysis presents evidence of the expected costs and benefits of the service available at the time it was produced.  The modelling which informs and underpins the report was undertaken by the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research department.  That team continues to develop the model and will be updating it to reflect new evidence about costs, developments in modelling and other significant learning from the NHS DPP.